Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Chalkboard Labels & Homemade Christmas #4! The Cheese Dome Cloche Tutorial

First, the DIY Chalkboard Labels...I would like to tell you, I have nothing against Velspar's Chalkboard paint.  I think it's great for some things.  HOWEVER, with that being said, I LOVE Krylon's spray paint Chalkboard paint!  And here's why... If I'm painting metal, Velspar tends to chip....So, I thought...hmmmm, how am I gonna do this?  Once I discovered Krylon's spray-on chalkboard paint...the possibilities were endless!

Here's what you'll need:
Krylon Chalkboard spray paint
Labels (removable, or not)
Paper Punch...or scissors
Painter's tape

Here's what I did:
Tape labels down to cardboard
Spray 2-3 LIGHT coats of chalkboard paint over the labels.  *Make sure you're working in a well-ventilated area...or you're sure to have a massive headache the next day...*Not that I'd!
After they are dry, they'll look like this...

Take your punch, mine is this one...
and punch your labels...

Then...take your plain "freshly-wrapped gift" and smack it wherever you'd like...

Here's an example where the "paint-on" Chalkboard paint is just fine....

And these from my bathroom renovation...

Now, on to the Homemade Christmas #4!  Cheese Dome Cloche!
This idea isn't mine!  I saw this on House of Hepworths long before I started blogging.  Actually, I saw it on Pintrest, then researched where it came from, and found Allison @ HOH did it like for-ever-ago!!!!  Lots of copycats out there....but she did it first people!
She refers to it as "The Cheese Dome Cloche heard round the Blogging world"...
You'll most definitely need this...

All you'll need other than that..Paint of your choice, Candle Stick, and Cheese Dome.  I picked-up my dome at Good-to-the-Will!!!  $1.50!  I've done one for's that one.  And, a shot of her in all her Christmas Glory!!!

If you're a TRUE junky like won't be a problem.

Paint all of your pieces (I used ASCP Arles and Country Grey...distressed and finished off with clear wax), then bust out your Gorilla Glue....and put something heavy on top of the wood to really smash get it together.

When it's dry, fill it with goooooodness...
I used my chalkboard painted eggs...and wrote Merry & Bright!

Hope you LOVE today's ideas!

Linking up here...

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  1. Super cute girly!! I just ventured out and tried the spray paint chalkboard and am in love!! Your idea is awesome!!

  2. I am always jealous when people find domes and cloches at Goodwill... MINE NEVER HAS ANY. Sad face. Love what you did with it!

  3. Hi Ashley, I almost couldn't find where to post a comment as it was so far down your blog, but I persevered and here I am. Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Such a clever tag idea! I will definitely try this. Thanks for linking up at WhisperWood Cottage! :)

  5. I love those labels! What a great punch - love that shape!

  6. Very nice blog and articles. I am realy very happy to visit your blog. Now I am found which I actually want. I check your blog everyday and try to learn something from your blog. Thank you and waiting for your new post. labels


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