I started by slicing some pieces of wood from these logs, using my chop saw. I love the beauty of natural wood.
I found a circle to trace that was just the right size. I'll use bowls, cups, jars or whatever works for the size. In this case it was a can of baking powder.
I painted on chalkboard paint.
Rolling on some sea salt and glitter (yes, I use my baking supplies for crafts more than I do for baking (baking is my weakness)).
After all, it's Christmas time. Add the extra sparkle while you can!
Too impatient to wait for them to dry. I popped them into the oven at a low temp to speed up the drying. After they were dry enough to handle, I cleaned them off, strung them with jute and added a bead. Now they are ready to become chalkefied . Katie and Jenna had fun drawing on them with me, what a great project to do with kids. What's better, when you want something new, just erase and re-draw. These little ornaments add a lot of charm and are a lot of fun.
No kids, these aren't cookies. They are crafts.
Here are some more shots, for your viewing pleasure:
|Close up of the sparkle. It will be even more |
sparkly as the glue dries overnight.
|These aren't just for the tree, I added one to the birdcage.|