So this weekend is my friend Emilee's Bachlorette party, so I decided it would be a fun thing to make for everyone to take home with them, and since we're going to be drinking margaritas, I'm doing a chalkboard margarita glass! And since I wanted it to be at least a little bit of a surprise, I had to wait to post it til now, since I'm going to be headed to Savannah in a few minutes! Super excited! But back to the post....
- Chalkboard Paint
- Margarita Glasses (or wine glasses, etc)
- Foam brush
- Painters tape (or you could use electrical tape like I did!)
- Parchment paper
We had a quart of the chalkboard paint leftover,
not the spray paint, so I went with a dunk and dry approach. To give a little more clarity on that- I taped off the portion I wanted to paint, then dunked it into the can of paint, then drip dried until the extreme excess was off. I also used the foam paintbrush to encourage the paint to drip down. This blog suggested letting everything drip down onto parchment paper before turning upside down to dry, so I did that too. It worked okay, but it look so long to drip down that the bottoms were starting to dry to the parchment paper. So I ended up scraping some off with the foam brush and trying to smooth it out. They aren't perfect, but they are still pretty awesome!
- Get chalkboard spray paint, it's got to be quicker and easier
- Brush off excess paint on the first coat so it drys quicker
- Don't let them sit on the parchment paper too long or they'll dry and the paint will peel off when you remove them!