Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Fun Project.....

You can check out this fun project and more
over on the Bella Blog today !!

I am so excited to share this project with you. Our daughter is home-schooling this year for Grade 6 and I am LOVING having her with me every day. We set up a desk and computer in the kitchen. So when I found this cute little chalkboard easle, I couldn't wait to make it to add to her workspace! I surprised Emma with it one morning with a note telling her to 'have a great day' and she LOVED it too. She keeps her pencils in it and I have fun changing the note to her every few days too!

The easle stands approx. 11" tall and is 7 1/2" wide so it's the perfect size for her desktop. I wanted to use a collection that had lots of primary colors to keep with the school theme so I headed straight to my stash of "Hello Beautiful" and got to work.

To cover the 'tray' I used both sides of my patterned paper making sure to sand the edges
before adhereing, to add a bit of a distressed look.

To frame the outside of the chalkboard I used strips of patterned paper and added a border sticker at the bottom. I absolutely LOVE the name of this collection and thought it was appropriate to 'title' this project to Emma so I added 'hello beautiful' to the top of the chalkboard !!

I precision cut out the calendar pieces, hearts and tree, sanded a few and adhered flat and raised too to add more fun to the edges of the easel.

I hope your kids have a fabulous first day back at school !!

j. xo

1 comment:

  1. So cute - love your changes .............no black a bit surprised ;)

    ox chat soon