Monday, June 21, 2010

Chalkboard Thought Bubble


Now that Father’s Day is over, I can show you the great project the girls and I made for their dad.  He has been seriously into photography lately, which is very nice because it makes it easier to find presents for him.

A few weeks before Father’s Day, I caught him checking out a very cool site called PhotoJojo.  They have a bunch of fun accessories for the photographer.  We did end up ordering him a few things from there, but one item caught my eye as something we could make ourselves: the Chalkboard Thought Bubble!

One day while Dad was at work, we grabbed our tools and got to work.  I decided to use a piece of the giant white board that we had sitting in our garage because it’s light weight and easily paintable. (It’s actually called shower board at the hardware store, but it makes fantastic white boards.)

Then, we (I) went to town with the jig saw.  First, I cut a smaller rectangle off so it was easier to work with. 


I taped the line where I wanted to cut with masking tape to help keep the board from chipping and splintering when I cut it.


Then, I drew in the curved corners and the little jutting do-hickey at the bottom and cut them out.  I did it all free-hand, but I think it looks pretty good!


Finally, we grabbed our trusty cardboard paint and gave both sides a couple of coats.


We found some of those chalk ink pens at Michael’s and included those with the board.  I must say, they’re pretty darned cool!

And here’s what Daddy got on Father’s Day!


We had a lot of fun writing silly phrases and taking pictures with goofy faces!

Hope you all had a great Father’s Day!

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  1. I love it. Creative and imaginative.

  2. Ha! No end to what thoughts you could put on that board! Wonderful, creative and whimsical. I love the project. Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. I love the bit at the end where you had fun writing silly phrases!!

    PS I just updated my "featured" button, so graphics is a lot clearer. Pls stop by and pick up the button when you have time ;)

  4. That's really cute! I love the picture on your blog header. Beach pictures are the best. Thanks for checking out my Subway Art today and commenting :-)


  5. Very cute and clever idea! That looks like a lot of fun, too.

  6. So cute! I bet he was thrilled!

  7. @Olivia: Yes, yes he was. It was an awesome Father's Day. :-)


  8. Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!


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