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Christmas Cookie Swap Party - Chalkboard

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
This festive chalkboard is perfect for your most important holiday messages. It’s not only simple to make, but it’s also magnetic!
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
Item #2517
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
Item #2789
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Other Supplies
Metal rectangular serving tray
Spray primer
Wide red ribbon
1/8 inch red ribbon
Large red jingle bells
Silver chenille stems
Hot Glue
Paint brush
Painters tape (Optional)


1. Spray entire front of tray with Primer. Allow to dry.

2. Paint edges of tray with two coats of Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry between coats.

3. Paint inside of tray with two coats of Chalkboard paint (Optional, Use Painters Tape to tape an out line to paint within). Allow to dry. Remove Tape.

4. Paint edges of tray with two coats of Peridot Extreme Glitter. Allow to dry between coats.

5. Drill two holes 7 inches apart along top edge.

6. Make a “hanger” with the ribbon by feeding each end of the Wide Red Ribbon through the back holes of tray and tie a bow in the front.

7. Hang each Jingle Bell on the 1/8 inch Red Ribbon and tie to center of bow. Allow one bell to hang slightly lower than the other.

8. Make a bow with the Chenille stem.

9. Use Hot Glue to attach silver bow to the center of the red bow.

10. Pull the large red bow up to the outer edge of the tray and use Hot Glue to glue in place (This will allow the bow to sit higher and reveal more chalkboard surface).

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.