Easter Morning DIY

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DIY Ideas for Easter Morning
Start off your Easter morning with delicious (1.) Jam Filled Biscuits (via One Sheepish Girl) using eco-friendly cloth napkins wrapped in (2.) DIY Jelly Bean Napkin Rings (via Delish.) Create a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table with (3.) Printable DIY Paper Bows (via elli) – the kids can pick the tulips that are just starting to bloom – then keep the kids busy crafting (4.) DIY Egg Carton Chicks (via Parenting) using those empty egg cartons left over from last night’s Easter egg decorating session.
DIY Ideas for Easter Morning

Dress up to go out with a beautiful (1.) Fit and Flare Coral Organza Dress (via Taylor Dresses) and matching (2.) DIY Blooming Easter Basket (via Growing Home.) Don’t forget the (3.) Handmade Easter Dresses for the Girls (via Sweet Chics Couture.) I love the idea of gifting Grandma these (4.) DIY Easter Floral Eggs (via The Fashion Writress) when the family gets together! Still trying to figure out what to put inside those Easter baskets? Then check out these ten fun DIY Easter Basket Fillers perfect for kids.

Does your family have any ongoing Easter traditions?

Upcycled Breakfast Table – DIY Chalkboard Game Table Craft Project

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Upcycled DIY Chalkboard Paint Game Table - Chalkboard Paint and Washi Tape Craft Project
Our neighbors upstairs recently had to move out unexpectedly. One thing they didn’t take with them was a breakfast table and two chairs. So they gifted them to us. While I haven’t decided whether I’ll be keeping the chairs or not – I may paint the fabric seats – I thought the breakfast table was perfect for upcycling into a chalkboard game table!
Breakfast Table Makeover
This is the table I started with. The first step was to clean it.
Upcycled Breakfast Table - DIY Chalkboard Paint Game Table Project
Next I applied two coats of Krylon Chalkboard Aerosol Spray Paint to the top of the table. I then painted the base of the table with Rustoleum White Gloss Enamel Spray Paint. I allowed both to then dry completely.

DIY Chalkboard Paint Game Table - Easy Upcycled DIY Craft Project Using Chalkboard Paint and Washi Tape
Next I took Washi tape and applied it around the entire edge of the table top. Because Washi tape is more like a masking tape than a regular, super sticky tape, I highly recommend that you apply Matte Mod Podge to the edge of the table only, then adhere your tape to the edge of the table over top of the Mod Podge. Next, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over top of your Washi tape trim. Once the Mod Podge dries completely, apply a Clear Matte Acrylic Sealer over top of the edge of the table so it covers the areas that you used Mod Podge on. (If you plan to use your Chalkboard Paint Game Table outdoors at all in a covered area, I recommend using Outdoor Mod Podge to adhere the trim for your table followed by a gloss sealer as this Mod Podge dries with a gloss finish.)
DIY Chalkboard Paint Game Table - Easy Upcycled DIY Craft Project Using Chalkboard Paint and Washi Tape

Finally, add a magnetic tin – that DIY is here – to the metal base of the table. Or, if the stand for your table is not metal, you can glue one on using Gorilla glue. Now you have a finished Chalkboard Paint Game table for kids and adults alike!

One final note. You will want to allow your chalkboard paint to dry for a full 24 hours before attempting to write on it. This allows it cure completely to avoid scratching the paint off with the chalk. After 24 hours you would then prep your chalkboard surface by rubbing the SIDE of a piece of chalk over the surface then erasing. Now your chalkboard table top is ready for games of tic-tac-toe, artwork, or whatever else the heart desires!

What kinds of games would you play on this chalkboard game table?