Plus, it was a simple craft that would be used after it was finished. Jenny and I often ask to be held accountable to memorize scripture, and I thought of this craft being a great way to have our memorization verses hanging around the house. Here is a picture of The Rigdon's final example product--darling!
So, I said I would share my flops with you. I flopped a little with this. I used a new, unfamiliar greasy glue instead of my tried and true Tacky Glue or hot glue gun. It ruined my flowers, which originally looked like this (notice the greasy blobs)--ugh!:
Needless to say, I had to spend a little bit of time redoing my flowers. Also, my Michael's was out of spray chalk paint, so I ran to Lowe's, where they only carry brush-on chalkboard paint. It took about 5 coats, and I am still skeptical of how well it will stay. Because some of the brush strokes were bound to show, it ended up looking very rustic and handmade--think of a slate during Little House on the Prairie and you've got the idea. I kind of like the rustic look since I chose a rustic looking frame. You can see how smooooth the spray chalk paint looks on the Rigdon's example--the way to go if you aren't going for a rustic look.
Jenny is coming for accountability today. I hope she likes it! I had fun making it--even with the bumps along the way. I plan to make one soon for our own kitchen. I can write down my son's AWANA verses or my accountability verses I am memorizing.
Oh, and have you heard of chalk ink markers? They are chalk, but they write like a marker. It is perfect for this project or any home chalkboard! I found mine at Michael's but I heard they are also on Amazon. I'm giving Jenny a pack to take home with her chalkboard.
Here is a picture of the chalkboard I made Jenny. I love this verse, and it rings so true of her! See how great the chalk markers stand out on the chalkboard . . .
Here is a pic of the burnt ribbon flowers AFTER I redid them and used Tacky Glue. I went for a much more rustic look than the Rigdon's example.