When Hometalk and Michaels asked if I’d be one of 100 bloggers to join their nationwide “Pinterest Party” I was excited for the opportunity to get the creative
juices coffee in my veins flowing! We were given a variety of Pinterest-inspired projects to put our own spin on, including clay pots, burlap canvases, birdcages, and chalkboards.
I’ve always wanted to give chalkboard banners, labels and lettering a try and this was the perfect chance! With our only parameter being that all of the materials needed to be purchased from Michaels, the possibilities for this project were endless! I love party planning and entertaining, and my mind quickly started moving in that direction. Here’s what I came up with!
This was my first time using a chalkboard pen and I was pleasantly surprised to find out you can easily wipe off any mistakes and re-do! Another pleasant surprise? Even though these chalkboard labels and pennants feel more like paper than traditional chalkboards, they’re wipeable and reusable! If I want to turn my “CHEERS” banner into something else I can just wipe it clean with a moist cloth and start over!
I couldn’t resist these speech bubble chalkboards mounted on clothespins – they’re so cute! As soon as I saw them I knew they’d be perfect clipped to the side of a bowl as a whimsical addition to a food display. I covered the front of the clothespin with washi tape for even more fun and color!
The mini chalkboard pennants I used for the “Mmmm” banner above also make fantastic, reusable wine charms! Just scribble a name and tie them on!
Want to re-create some of these chalkboard banners or labels for yourself? Join me this Sunday, February 16th, for the Michaels & Hometalk Pinterest Party!
I’ll be at the Middleton, WI Michaels location demo’ing these projects and happy to help you with your own! Simply show up, check out the Pinterest inspired displays, buy your supplies (the chalkboard materials are CHEAP – most are between $1.99-$9.99), grab your Starbucks, and meet me in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project!
(Psst – not a fan of your handwriting? No worries! I’ll have stencils available in a variety of fonts for anyone wanting to make a large pennant banner similar to my “CHEERS” banner. No one will ever know you should’ve been a doctor in another life.)
Check out my Facebook event page for more details and to RSVP. The first 24 guests to arrive will receive these adorable chalkboard cards for FREE!
Want to snag even more free stuff? Join Hometalk – the world’s largest social media site for home and garden enthusiasts – and follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card! Five winners will be announced on Hometalk’s Facebook page on February 17th.
Don’t live in my area? Don’t worry! There are more than 100 Michael’s hosting Pinterest Parties all across the US and Canada. CLICK HERE to find the closest location (and fabulous blogger) near you.
Hope to see you there!