Friday, February 1, 2013

DIY Mini Chalkboard Wedding Favors & Giveaway!


The adorable mini chalkboards I ordered from Consumer Crafts arrived and I transformed them into sweet little magnets that double as wedding favors and place cards. I'm so excited about these little beauties that I decided to give away 100 mini chalkboards to one reader! Here's how to enter:

Visit Consumer Crafts using the link above, and leave a comment on this post about a fun product that you find there.
Enter before midnight CST on Friday, February 8th, 2013
The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 9th 
Enter as often as you like!

In the meantime, here's a quick and easy tutorial so you can make your own mini chalkboard favors:


The petite 2 x 2 chalkboards have a rustic finish, but I decided to add a bit of shimmer with Inka-Gold Old Silver paint. I'm so smitten with this product! It has the elegant sheen of old tarnished silver and adds such a lovely patina to the wood.


I removed the gold cords on the chalkboard with a craft knife. If you find that a bit of the cord remains, simply gently sand it away with some sandpaper or an emery board. I applied the first coat of paint with a baby wipe, allowed it to dry and added a second coat with a soft cloth. Allow the paint to dry for a bit, and then buff using even, one-way strokes with a soft cloth. The more you buff, the more it shines!


Paper flowers made from sheet music add a touch of vintage charm. These flowers are so easy to make! Simply punch out 5 circles {I used a 1" punch} from vintage sheet music, staple them in the center, and then gently lift and scrunch each layer to form a flower. Attach to the mini chalkboards using a strong adhesive like Scor-Tape or a tacky craft glue, or glue dot.


Add an adhesive magnet to the back of each mini chalkboard you have the perfect favor for all your wedding celebrations! Write the name of your guests in chalk, and you have a place card as well.

Be sure to check out the Back-to Basics sale now through February 4th at Consumer Crafts! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post before midnight CST on Friday, February 8th for your chance to win 100 mini chalkboards so you can make your own favors and place cards. Best wishes to all the entrants!

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41 comments:

  1. It's a treasure trove of fun products--right now, I'm lusting after the engraving pen, I can see tons of possibilities with it.

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  2. The mini liberty bells are really cute. christinamiyoko@gmail.com

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  3. Great post, Kim!! Love your flowers - so sweet!

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  4. I would like the Multi Purpose Heat Tool
    Product ID : 1199-10....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  5. The minis are very cute and I love heat tools but I'm nuts for all the different ribbons. I LOVE ribbon. There is such a great variety here. BTW, love your wedding favors.

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  6. Consumer Crafts is a goldmine!!! Great selection of everything and anything you could possible dream!! I think that the duct tape variety is fun!!

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  7. Wow, they have some very cool stuff. I would like the Victorian Cottage Jr. Dollhouse Crafts Kit for my little girl.

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  8. I'm surely behind the times--I'm loving the painted moveable eyes, so cute, and so many possibilities!

    Then there's the ribbons--as Stephanie says, such a cool selection.

    Really, I'm not sure what's the most tempting, between the tools and the supplies, they got it all covered!

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  9. I love the Mini Chalkboard they would go perfect with my theme for my wedding. :) Thank you

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  10. Oh my gosh!! Thanks so much for the link. I have been looking for a place to get animal eyes from. And now you provided one. I am making some crochet animal scarves and coasters and need eyes. Yippee!!

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  11. Do many cute items love the ribbons and flowers Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

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  12. Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool
    Product ID : NP8800
    This item looks like fun and I would certainly love to learn to use one of them.

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  14. I love the entire David Tutera bridal collection. The Laser Cut Cupcake Wrap - White Pearl are beautiful.

    lashanda_taylor@hotmail.com

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  15. I love the Handmade Paper Assortment ...thanks for the giveaway.
    I'd like to make chalkboard frig magnets with them.
    Blessings to all!

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  16. Wow, thanks for the link to craft supplies....I love the precious impressions. With my twin grandbabies coming soon, those ought to be fun. As well as the mini chalkboards for a baby shower favor!

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  17. I love the doilies! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  18. Great giveaway! I hope I win. These are beautiful!

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  19. I just got a bunch of items from consumer crafts, some of my favorite items included the raffia, fall decor, the votive battery opperated candles, and all of the party decor is amazing! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone! Absolutely love these challkboards they would be perfect for our wedding on 10.12.13!

    kaitlin(dot)boles(at)gmail.com

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  20. I love the chalk boards... What a great idea!

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  21. I love the 5-inch Paper Mache ABC Block. I can think of so many cute projects with that!

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  22. What a great giveaway and amazing prices on memory books at Consumer Crafts!

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  23. What a cute idea...little chalkboards. Great favor for them, too

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  24. I love the chalk boards sooo much!

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  25. oh wow these would be so cute to have! a great idea too

    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  26. I would love to have these!!! Your blog is so great and I look forward to digging into more ideas!!

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  27. I love the ribbons there as well!

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  28. I really like the Kids' Stepping Stone kits!

    Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  29. The flowers you make are super cute too!

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  30. These flowers are just amazing.

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  31. What a great tutorial! Stopped by the online craft store and found the Wood Candlestick-9 inch

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  32. I love the music flowers... will be great to make!

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  33. It says that I can enter as many times as I want! This is good because I found many great thing of this site and I REALLY want to win :)

    I like the Kids' Garden Tile Kit from Milestones. This would be a great mother's day present!

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.com

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  34. I like the Precious Impressions® Our Hands 3-D Keepsake Kit, what a great way to create memories!

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.com

    Thank you for this generous giveaway! :)

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  35. I like their selection of seasonal accent miniatures. Great to making gifts!

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  36. This site had a great variety of candy making products. Something to remember when making treats for a wedding.

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  37. I found a section with many sizes of corks. Corks would be great to make large initials for decorations or a bar sign for a wedding.

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.com

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  38. I didn't know I would find soap molds on the site. This would be great for a bridal shower favors or for a baby shower.

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.co

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  39. I found doilies which you could use to cover mason jars. Put a candle in it and it would make a great centerpiece!

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.com

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