Thursday, September 23, 2010

Desktop Chalkboard Easel

Yesterday I teased you with a little detail from a new project I've been working on for the upcoming holiday gift giving season. It's extremely practical and completely customizable to any taste, and allows the user to communicate a message using its chalkboard!

SU! has an item in its Decor Elements line of vinyl wall accents called Chalkboard sheets. Pair it with our On Board Long Board Chipboard, and you have a great easel!

For this project, I chose the Celebrations Designer Series Paper. The boards are about 14" long, so I used some coordinating Bashful Blue and Pacific Point card stock to cover the chipboard left bare on the ends. It's easy to make something like this with a female teacher in mind, but I wanted to show what one made for a man would look like.

I kept this very simple because it's a sample, but when it finds a permanent home, it will be personalized with the teacher's name across the top. I used Jumbo Eyelets and Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon to tie the two long boards together. The Crop-a-dile chomped right through that chipboard with no problem and made setting the eyelets super easy.

While this would make an excellent gift for a teacher, I envision Mom uses for this too! Being able to post the day's schedule so that everyone knows who has what activities, keeping a running grocery list, posting a quote of the day to inspire, or welcoming guests. I see all kinds of possibilities! The other thing I like about this is that it collapses flat for storage.

I have Jill Hilliard and Jan Wakeland to thank for this idea. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing the supplies for this great project!

1 comment:

Life with Kaishon said...

That is truly adorable : ) I love all things 'teacherish' : )