Here is a simple and inexpensive craft project – Wood Chalkboard Clips. There are many things you could do with them. You can write a fun note on it, clip it to a baggie and place in your child’s lunch box.
Another idea is to clip them on a wire or string to hang papers or artwork. You could make it into a magnet clip and place on a refrigerator. They could also be clipped on a basket and used as labels. There are so many possibilities.
The materials I used for this project are small pieces of plywood, clothespins, clamp, painters tape, paint brush and black chalkboard paint. This craft project is thrifty because the wood pieces cost $0.29 each. A package of 50 clothespins is priced around $1. So, each clip only cost $0.31 plus minimal paint and glue cost. I already had some wood glue. And I still had plenty of chalkboard paint leftover from a previous project (my Disney Countdown Mickey Chalkboard).
Want to know how to make these Wood Chalkboard Clips? Here’s my Tutorial:
I placed wood glue down the center of the plywood and put a clothespin on top. I clamped them together for 1 hour.
Next, I taped off the edges of the plywood with blue painter’s tape.
I then applied the chalkboard paint. I did 2 coats with 1 hour drying time between coats. I removed the blue painter’s tape. I did wait 24 hours before writing or rubbing chalk on it. After the 24 hours, I lightly rubbed the entire surface with white chalk and wiped it off.
And that’s all you have to do…easy!
How or where would you use these Wood Chalkboard Clips?
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