Monday, December 16, 2013

Easy Chalkboard Necklace {Gift Idea}

Looking for a last minute gift for the teacher on your list?? This has always been a big hit with my kids' teachers. Give your teacher an A+ this Christmas with this easy chalkboard necklace! Here's how you do it.

What you need:
Any size pendant with a flat surface.
Chain of your choice.
Chalkboard paint
Painter's tape

Start by taping off the pendant of your choice. Straight edges are the easiest but I have done an oval shape before. Make sure the tape is secure enough so that the paint will not get on the edges.
In a well-vented space {preferably outside}, lay your pendant with taped edges onto a scrap piece of newspaper or cardboard. Spray the pendant with a coat of chalkboard paint. Let dry. Spray again two or three times to get a good coating on the surface.
Let it dry at least a few hours before writing on it with chalk. I like to use chalk markers so they won't scrape the surface, but regular chalk will work. If using regular chalk, wear down the edge of the chalk before writing on the pendant.
It wipes clean with a soft cloth.
Embellish your necklace with a charm or ribbon to give it some extra bling and make it more personal. You can write their monogram or anything you want on the pendant. Be creative!
Then, package it up nice and neat and you're ready to give your gift to the lucky teacher.
What are your go-to gifts for teachers? This works great at Christmas, birthdays, beginning of the year or end of the year gifts. And these are popular for non-teachers, too!

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