Mini Chalkboard Signs

I love knowing that every object has its own little home and I love the idea of using chalkboard signs to help keep things organized.  I’ve had these clothes pins and wooden rectangular signs for a while, but have just recently decided to turn them into something useful — mini chalkboard signs!

The signs are 3″ x 2″ and the clothes pins are 1 3/4 ” in length.  All you have to do is apply 2 to 3 coats of paint to the wood (leaving a little border around the edge if you like) and attach the clothes pins to the back sides using a hot glue gun.  This is a really quick, inexpensive and simple project, and everything you see here can be found at Michael’s.

Speaking of Michael’s, I was there a few days ago and saw these adorable wooden elephants.  I thought of my little niece, who has the Zutano elephant bedding, and thought a few little elephant chalkboard signs would be a fun addition to her nursery.  Instead of using black chalkboard paint I went with the gray (also from the Martha Stewart line at Michael’s), and this is what I ended up with….

I thought about outlining the elephants with some orange paint, which would give them a very modern and fun look.  In the end, I couldn’t decide which I would like better…. I kept them as is and figured the paint could always be added later.

Anyways, I liked the elephants so much I decided to make one for myself….

Perfect for my basket of bills and other time sensitive material!