I don’t know about you but I feel like my to do list grows longer everyday! I try to stay organized but when life gets extra busy I have been known to forget things. In order to minimize my forgetfulness, I wanted to make something where I could write a reminder and pin a note.
Isn’t it cute?! I have been dying to try chalkboard paint and this was the perfect opportunity.
Here is what you will need to make a super cute note board:
1. 12 in. circle plaque
2. Chalk board paint
3. 1 can of spay paint
4. 39 large clothespins
5. 38 small clothespins
6. Wood glue
7. Hot glue
The first thing you will need to do is paint your plaque with the chalkboard paint. This was probably my favorite part of the project! I was so excited to write on it with chalk and I didn’t have to wait long at all. Okay, I might have pulled out the hair dryer at the end :).
Next you will need to paint the clothespins. I know what you’re thinking. 77 clothespins will take forever to paint and dry! What if I told you there is a nifty trick you can use?
You can clip those clothespins around a cardboard box and be done in no time!
I chose to paint my clothespins a robin’s egg blue. It is probably my favorite color right now. Plus it is the perfect bright color to catch my eye before I head out the door and forget something.
While you are waiting for them to dry you can use a compass or another circle to trace a guide line on your plaque. This will help you have a more even circle when gluing on the clothespins.
Now that your clothespins are all dry you can start gluing them on your plaque! Are you getting excited yet?
Make sure they are pointing outward so you can clip notes with them.
Now stick your bow on with hot glue and you are ready to remember everything! (Well, almost everything)
Ta da! The finished product complete with notes and chalk. Love it :).
Happy New Year and happy remembering!