A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 314,811
Currently Running With Scissors:
287 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: chalkboard eraser with mini tutorial  (Read 18501 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: May 28, 2012 06:37:25 AM »

Hi all. I painted a chalkboard message centre in our kitchen this weekend (found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409166.0 ) and I needed some erasers. I guess I could have bought some but I decided to look around the house and see what I had so that I could just make some on the spot. I found some styrofoam, sweat suit fleece, some cardboard, and some scrapbook paper. That seemed to be enough.  So, I took the foam and cut it into a rectangle to the size of the eraser I wanted. I then cut the cardboard just slightly bigger than the styrofoam. I covered the cardboard with the scrapbook paper and then used a hot glue gun to cover the styrofoam with the fleecy side out. I then used the hot glue gun to glue the fleece-covered styrofoam to the cardboard, et voila! A chalkboard eraser that is way cuter than the ones you can buy in store...and REALLY easy!

« Last Edit: May 28, 2012 06:47:44 AM by FoxyBlue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

follow me on Instagram  @delightfully.deedra
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012 06:58:40 AM »

I LOVE this idea. I just got through making a blackboard and added eraser to my shopping list. Your homemade eraser is WAY cuter! Thanks for the tutorial. I knew that I'd have a use for the styrofoam in the garage. I can hardly wait to make a couple of them. 
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012 07:02:44 AM »

Yay! Glad you like it! It's funny how we save things (ie the styrofoam in your garage) for just-in-cases such as this, huh?  Grin

follow me on Instagram  @delightfully.deedra
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012 07:08:34 AM »

Awesome and creative !

"To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something."  Lao Tzu
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012 03:55:15 PM »

Creative! I'll show my hubby this when he complains about me keeping everything  Cheesy
Super cute nails too Wink

"what am I gonna do with a gun rack?"
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Fabric Beads
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Quilted Scissors Cozy
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Brigaderios

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.