I love this project! Of course, I love anything that is super simple! I used the new Decor Elements Chalkboard sheets. If you cut the sheets 8″ x 3″, you can make 30 mugs from 1 tube of DE! 🙂 The adhesive is already on the back so this is as easy and peel-n-stick! Don’t you just LOVE it?
I learned you can’t use our punches for the border (bummer) but you can use different Big Shot dies! So you can get really creative with those! I’m thinking the scallop circle or scallop square would make a cute little chalkboard! OH WAIT! How about adhering it to an altered clipboard?! Wow! I need to finish this post up so I can go try that!!!
But I digress…. here is how to make the mugs. You will need a PLAIN, straight sided coffee mug. You know the ones… ugly and boring? I got them at the dollar store. You just want to make sure that there are no ridges or ripples in the mug and that it doesn’t taper down.
Clean the mug with some rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner so that it is free of fingerprints and the oils from your hands.
Cut your DE Chalkboard sheets 8″ x 3″ (you can get 30 mugs out of 1 tube of DE sheets). Peel back about 1/2″ and place it down. DON’T PRESS DOWN YET! Gently begin to rub your finger back and forth on the DE and the backing will come off as you go. This will help insure you don’t get air bubbles. If you do, stop, pull it off (just to the bubble) and lay it back down again. Continue until it is all in place. If you are happy with how it looks, then press it down really well. 🙂 TA DA!
Oh wait, it needs a little something. Why not add some DE vinyl to jazz it up? I used the Loopy Flowers die and cut out some white flowers and pink flowers. I used the “dots” from the opposite color to fill in the flower. Add those to the ends.
I love my little chalk holder. I hate chalk dust on my fingers so I simply punched out a scallop circle from Basic Black cardstock. Run it through the Crimper tool and place (2) Stampin‘ Dimensionals vertically in the middle. Stick your chalk to it and wrap the scallop circle around the chalk and secure with 6″ of ribbon.
Some things to know:
- A hot beverage doesn’t effect the adhesive so you’re safe there.
- Hand wash the mug! I don’t know what the dishwasher would do to it, but I’m not trying it.
- The Decor Element sheets will be offered as a write-in item # 118815
How’s that for SIMPLY SIMPLE? Have fun!