With Visions of Pinterest Crafts Dancing in my Head.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Dec 21, 2012
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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 a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


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