April 18, 2017

DIY Chalk Board and Crocheted Heart Duster

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We transformed a clipboard into a chalk board using the Americana Chalkboard Paint. This chalk board will by useful to hang anywhere you need to write quick messages in your home or office.
diy chalkboard recycle
For this project I used...
Americana Black Slate Chalkboard Paint 
Chalk to cure the board
Crocheted heart shape duster

Americana Chalkboard Paint can transform a wide range of surfaces such as memo boards, canister labels and more into chalkboards. This non-toxic brushable formula is made in the USA. I like that this durable finish cleans up easily from surfaces while it is wet with soap and water.

Shake the container well before applying one coat horizontally and allow to dry for one hour. Apply the second coat vertically and allow to dry. Let the surface cure for 24 hours. Condition surface by lightly rubbing the side of a piece of chalk across it.
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Pattern for the heart shaped duster that can be hung on the clipboard is inspired by the pattern on 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make.

Ch 5 and join with a sl st to make a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc into ring, 2 ch, (3 dc, 2 ch) into ring three more times. Join with a sl st to top of beginning 3 ch (12 dc, four 2 ch sps)
Round 2: sl st in next 2 sts and into 2 ch sp, 3 ch (counts as first dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in 2 ch sp, 2 ch) *skip next 3 dc and work 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, in next 2 ch sp, 2 ch* rep from * to * twice more; join with a sl st to initial 3 ch
Round 3: sl st in next 2 sts and into 2 ch sp *1 ch, 1 dc in to next 2 ch sp (centre of the square), 1 ch, (1 dc, 1 ch) six more times in same 2 ch space, join with a sl st in next 2 ch sp*. One lobe of the heart is completed. Rep from * to * make second lobe. Fasten off.
Round 4: Rejoin yarn at the bottom of the heart, just to the right of the point, make 1 ch, and sc round into sts and ch-sps, working 2 sc into the 2 ch sp. At the dip between the two heart lobes, make a sl st in the middle then continue in sc. At the bottom point of the heart, work 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc into the point and finish with a sl st into the first ch at beg on round. 
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
diy chalkboard recycle
Rejoin yarn at the bottom point of the heart and make 35 ch, sc into second st from hook and sc to end, sl st back to point and fasten off. 
diy chalkboard recycle
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