I was looking around the craft store yesterday and came across some small chalkboard ornaments in the unfinished wood section (Craftwood brand made by Darice).
At 2-in x 3-in, these little chalkboards are the perfect size for a gift tag ornament and come complete with a hang cord attached. They are so inexpensive that you could make one for the teacher, room mother, and even the principal, without breaking the bank.
The chalkboard is recessed exactly 1/8-in so the quilling embellishments fit right in. I added an apple and pencil to mine, but there are many cute school embellishments you could add like a school bus, school bell, or old fashioned school house.
I was afraid that actual chalk would wipe off, so I used a white paint pen (Painters paint marker by Elmers) to paint on the numbers and letters.
The back of the chalkboard is nice and smooth making it easy to write the “to” and “from” information — and don’t forget to add the date.
Wouldn’t this be a great craft project to make with the kids?
In response to the many requests I’ve received for more “captured” ornaments, I am so very pleased to announce the newest addition to the collection: a quilled wreath!
Just like the snowflake, this quilled wreath is assembled inside a glass ornament, safely preserved for years to come. The wreath’s shape fills the ornament nicely and the red gems added to the tops of the berries add a nice touch of holiday sparkle as they catch the light. Since the glass ornament is clear, the wreath is designed to be two-sided so it can be enjoyed from all angles.
For those of you who would like to create your own, I have written a full color digital pattern complete with photos to guide you every step of the way. You’ll find this pattern, along with the Quilled Captured Snowflake, in my new Quilling Pattern Store.
The holidays will be here before you know it. It’s never too early to create one of these stunning ornaments for your family and treasured friends.