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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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One Response 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

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