We are TRYING to think warm thoughts here in NH, so I thought dreaming of warm summer days and ice cream sundaes might be a great idea. I brought LOTS of ice cream and the makings for sundaes to school the other afternoon for all the girls in our basketball program - perfect timing!
This project is a kit you can make up and give as a gift. This particular one was well received by my niece for her birthday and was a fun way to play around with making my own chalk paint.
Hope you like this idea!
(From March 2012)
This one took a couple of days to work out, but here it is, a gift for someone special in our world: an ice cream sundae kit!
I combined several Pinterest ideas that I had come across:
1. Creating and using chalkboard paint;
2. and a gift idea of ice cream sundaes.
I started by re-purposing a holiday bucket. I don't know if I needed to sand it, but I did!
I mixed up some paint and non-sanded grout (see link to chalkboard
paint above) in a plastic container, outside as it makes a bit of dust.
Time to paint!
I think I might have made it a bit thick, but here's the result:
let it dry while I headed off to work for the day. Upon my return to
the homestead, I got some pink chalk (I was thinking light, fun colors
here) and wrote on the bucket "Just Add Ice Cream". It will wipe off,
so the bucket will be re-useable by the sweetie I am giving it to!
I was out and about today, I made a trip to the grocery store and
picked up two different types of cones, a jar of hot fudge sauce and
some candy - what are sundaes without goodies? I added some tissue and
tinsel and tucked it all in the bucket. I am working on a card this
afternoon to tuck some $$ in for the ice cream and viola! The gift is
YUMMY!! I will let you know how it's received tomorrow!
Happy crafting and see yah later!