I rarely wander around Dollar Tree without looking for the specific things on my list, but last week I found myself meandering through trying to think creatively about the products I was seeing.
The heavens parted when I saw some silver trays, and was surprised when I picked one up that they were actually metal (I expected them to be plastic). Well, the wheels started spinning, and here's what I came up with!
This is one of the easiest projects ever! I simply painted the center with chalkboard paint. By the way, chalkboard paint and chalk paint are not the same thing. This is what you want and it can be found at most hardware stores-I pick mine up at Home Depot.
Then, I used hot glue and some jute twine to string them together. You could make a fancier look by using fancier ribbon, whatever you like!
I'm envisioning my kids holding this up in front of the tree for the obligatory "Christmas Morning with the Year" photo, but the options of how you could use it are endless!
I added ribbon bows as an embellishment, but you could add sprigs of greenery, jewels around the edges, lace, tassels or balloons in between...whatever! I had fun playing around with lots of ideas that I can use this garland for through the year...
Chalkboard paint even comes in some different colors now. How cute would this be with red or green chalkboard paint instead of black?
P.S. I have a feeling that these might be a seasonal item, they were with the Thanksgiving and Christmas things, so you might want to snatch some up soon!