With Visions of Pinterest Crafts Dancing in my Head.

Via on Dec 21, 2012


When I received an offer to review Lullaby Paints Chalkboard paint, all of those wonderful Pinterest crafts I’ve been seeing came rushing to mind.

{Note: I received this paint for free, in return for a guarantee that I would review said offering. That said, i say what I want—good and bad, happy and sad.}

Homemade and unique Christmas gifts are my favorite, and I had seen so many cool ideas I wasn’t sure where to start.

Enter: Chalkboard Cookie Jar.

I loved the idea of using Lullaby Paints instead of a more conventional chalkboard paint, so that I wouldn’t be adding tons of VOCs or other nastiness to my kitchen. I love using Tempera paint and other non-toxic or homemade paints, especially on crafts that my kids will be helping with. I thought a cookie jar with a little chalkboard area would be the perfect gift for my mom: you can update the “chalkboard” depending on what kind of cookies are in it!

Step 1: Tape.


Step 2: Paint:


Step 3: Wait


Results? Well…


The bleed through the painter’s tape was significant. The paint coverage was great—and looks super cute with a chalk write-up on it. But it isn’t quite as Pinterest-y as I had hoped. My plan is to take a little red paint and do some freehand designs around the edge.

All in all, I liked the Lullaby Paint, and would buy or use again, but would not use their enclosed painter’s tape.

Next up? Chalkboard Bottomed Wine Glasses for a few friends:

Source: justshortofcrazy.com via Kate on Pinterest


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


2 Responses to “With Visions of Pinterest Crafts Dancing in my Head.”

  1. janie P says:

    lovely story and better idea, we've recently had some of our homemade plates captured by: Wedding Photographers Perth. If you happen to have the time check out some of their images

  2. John says:

    The cookie jar tip is really great :)
    Wheat kind of paint did you use?
    wedding Photographers Perth

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