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A cute way to have reminders while still looking stylish
Hello Everyone! Today we are going to be making a chalkboard magnet, easy enough but the outcome is super adorable. I think I am going to use mine either for a grocery list or to do cute little quotes. So let's get started!

Posted by theDIYdiary from Guelph, Ontario, Canada • Published See theDIYdiary's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    If you're like me and wanted to spruce up your plate with a different colour of pain, start by cleaning your plate. If you purchased it from the thrift shop it's probably a little dusty and you want your paint to settle nicely. Once cleaned, take your plate to a well ventilated area and do thin and multiple coats. If you have outdoor space that's best. Just lay down paper, cardboard or a garbage bag and paint. Once you have a good coating let the plate dry for one hour before continuing.

  • Step 2

    Take your sponge and chalkboard paint and start to paint the flat area of your plate. You can either free hand the edges or use painters tape. I personally like the look of it free handed. It looks unique and eclectic.

    Once your first coat is done, set aside for one hour before continuing onto coat number two. You have to do a minimum of two coats to get the desired effect. I personally did three coats.

    Once you're done your last coat, set your plate aside to dry overnight.

  • Step 3

    The next day get your glue gun and magnets ready. Adhere the magnets to the back of the plate. Because my plate was metal my magnets naturally stuck to it, but I wanted them to be adhered permanently so I glued them down. To make the plate sit even I did 4 magnets on the back.

  • Step 4

    To get the paint ready, it suggests you roll the chalk over the surface of the paint. I simply turned it on it's side and covered the area and then wiped it clean.

    You're finished! Write whatever messages or lists you want and enjoy this cute little decoration.

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