Wicked excited to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for my first Monday Made It!
I have been super busy since I got back from NY and have a ton to share!
I started with this cart from Big Lots for $28:
I took the shelves off and got two cans of black spray paint for $3.17 each (got me two coats on this project, another project and still have some left over.):
And this is what it looks like now!
I know there are black ones out there, but they would have cost me more than this project.
This next one came from wanting a new calendar for my classroom, but not being able to find one I liked and wasn't $93848324.
I started with a painter's canvas from Michael's and chalkboard spray paint. I got both with coupons so I spent $10:
I also got some washi tape from Office Depot:
I took the canvas outside and did two coats of spray paint:
This is what it looked like inside all dry!
Then you have to prime it by rubbing chalk all over it and erasing. I did it three times to be safe.
Then you spend 293749823 hours trying to measure and put the tape down perfectly, ripping it up, cursing, then just deal with it beling close enough to perfect:
Finally I set it up for August!!
This was super cute and only cost $1:
I got the marbley-ish rock things from the Dollar Tree. Got out my pretty pink marker and wrote numbers for the kids. The clear nail polish on top to keep it from rubbing off! I will use these instead of popsicle sticks to call on randoms and what not.
This is kind of a 2fer.
Hot glue gun/glue
So of course these buttons have those annoying loopy things on the back.
So I used my strange tools to get them off! My nail clippers did most of the work and the scissors trimmed it up for me. (There are tools out there meant for this job, but this way was free)
Now they lay nice and flat! These are super cute buttons if I do say so myself!
Then I put a dab of hot glue on the thumbtack and stuck the button on top!
What have you made?