I was with the kids one day at the dollar store and saw these little chalkboards and knew they'd be fun to play with. I bought them thinking that I'd make one for each of the boys, but then I got all this pink ribbon from May Arts and Glue Arts and it looked like I was going to have to make one for myself :)
Glue Arts hot glue gun
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares (small)
May Arts striped grosgrain ribbon (2 styles)
May Arts velvet ricrak trim
Small, wooden framed chalkboard
Needle and white embroidery floss
Flower stamps (I used the Hero Arts Bold Blossoms)
Small green buttons
Scraps of patterned paper in pink and green
1. To make the large flowers, cut a length of the grosgrain ribbon that is 12-18 inches long. A longer piece will make a more ruffled flower. Make a running stitch along one side of the ribbon with the needle and thread, leaving a tail at the end.
3. Stamp the flower centers using black ink on patterned paper. The leaves should be stamped the same way, but on green paper. Cut out all images with the scissors.
4. Add the flower centers to the ribbon flowers, then add the flowers and leaves to the board using The Glue Arts hot glue gun.
5. Tie knots in the buttons with the embroidery floss and needle and use a small Glue Arts extreme adhesive square to attach them to the center of each stamped flower.
You can also add some of the ribbon to the back of the board and use it for hanging. I think I know some boys and girls that will be very excited to get these for Christmas.