With everything I’ve had going on lately, it’s been way too long since I’ve been able to post a new project. I’m so glad to be back to making tutorials, starting with these speech bubble magnets. They’re really easy, but would make a great gift packaged up with a few pieces of chalk or a chalk pen. As you can see, I’ve already had too much fun thinking up silly conversations between photos on my fridge. I bet they’d also work super well with a strip of pictures from a photo booth.
Wood speech bubbles (I found mine at Michaels)
Chalkboard paint (I used FolkArt Chalkboard Paint)
Fine-grit sandpaper (I used 400-grit, but 300 would probably be fine)
Glue (I used E6000)
Small container for paint
1. Lightly sand the side of the speech bubble that you plan to paint. Wipe off the dust with a damp cloth.
2. Paint the wood according to the instructions on your bottle of paint. I did three coats, drying an hour between each coat, and letting it cure for 24 hours after the final coat.
3. Glue a magnet onto the back of each wooden bubble. I glued mine on slightly below center, so that they’d be in a better position to hold up photos. Let the glue dry.
3. With the side of a piece of chalk, coat the surface of your magnet with a layer of chalk, and wipe off with a cloth or paper towel. It’s now ready for your own messages!
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.