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Project #35 Chalkboard clipboard and photo magnets

Friday, 25 September 2009 by Irene Hoofs


Chalkboard clipboard and bottle neck photo magnets by Courtney Russel from Two Straight Lines

My son Elliot started kindergarten last week and together we came up with a few fun projects to decorate his first locker.

Chalkboard clipboard...by painting a small clipboard with chalkboard paint and adding magnets to the back you create the perfect place for sweet notes, permission slips or photographs.

What you'll need:
*Small clipboard
*Clamp or zip tie
*Chalkboard paint
*Foam brush
*Glue or glue gun


Step one: 
Cover your work surface with newspaper.
Step two:
Secure open the clip on your clipboard with a clamp or zip tie.
Step three:
Paint the clipboard with 3 coats of chalkboard paint.
Step four:
When thoroughly dry, sand the clipboard to distress it lightly.
Step five:
Glue magnets to the back at each corner.
Step six:
Draw all over chalkboard with chalk and wipe off. (this makes it look more like a chalkboard)
Step seven:
Hang in your little ones locker and scrawl a sweet note.

1_magnetsBottle cap photo magnets...make these magnets with your little one and you can keep him company at school.

What you'll need:
*Bottle caps
*Flat screwdriver
*Mod Podge
*Glue or glue gun
Step one:
Cover your work surface with newspaper.
Step two:
Reduce photos to the size of your bottle caps (roughy 1") and cut out.  Check the size by placing in the bottle caps.
Step three: 
Remove the plastic gasket from the inside of the bottle caps. (a flat screwdriver works well)
Step four:
Apply Mod Podge to the inside of the bottle caps and insert your photos.
Step five:
Cover photo with two layers of Mod Podge, allowing it to dry between layers.
Step six:
When dry, glue magnets on the back of the bottle caps.
Step seven:Hang your smiling faces in your little ones locker.

..Two Straight Lines..

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