Hi everyone! I’m Tal and I’m so excited to be here with you as Plucky’s Second Thought’s new DIY contributor! I blog over at The Crafeteria, where I post all kinds of crafty tutorials, DIY projects, activities for kids, recipes, blogging tips and more.
I live with my family in the countryside of Israel, not far from Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital (and one of my favorite cities in the world!). We moved here after 8 years in Taiwan and China. I’m addicted to ANYTHING crafty, and I’ll try to give you a taste of my addiction, whether it’s sewing, knitting, polymer clay or cardboard building…
One of my newest addictions is chalkboard paint. Ever since I bought my first tube, I just can’t stop using it.
- Piece of cardboard (you can also use MDF cut-out, but then you’re limited to the shapes you can buy)
- Chalkboard paint (I used blue, but you can go with any color you like)
Draw a cloud shape on the cardboard, then cut it. Use the pencil (or a skewer) to make 2 holes on top (for the ribbon that we’ll add later) and 3 or 4 on the bottom (for the beads “rain”)
- Fishing line
- Crimp beads
- Crimping tool or pliers
Cut a piece of fishing line, fold in two and thread it into one of the holes on the bottom of your cloud. Then feed the open end into the closed end, forming a loop. Pull it and tie a knot.
When you finish this part, thread your ribbon into the 2 holes on top of your cloud. You can either thread one piece of ribbon into the 2 holes together or cut the ribbon in two and thread each piece into one hole.
And with your chalkboard paint leftovers, you can make other shapes as well. Like this Minnie chalkboard ot a heart one.