Let’s start with the truth. I thought I did a pretty good and thorough job of making these cute, do-it-yourself, chalkboard-painted cups. I successfully finished painting, drying and then peeling the tape off. They came out really cute.
This is where it gets funny.
I wrote “Cactus Cup” on one of the cups because I wanted to plant a small cactus in it. I didn’t like the writing so I tried erasing the words. It didn’t come off. (I followed all instructions, spray paint and liquid chalk marker instructions) I then gently wiped my cup dry from the water, and the towel scraped and scratched off bits of the chalkboard spray paint.
However, if you plan on using it as a decoration without writing and erasing, then this is the project for you.
To make these cups, I only needed 3 things.
1. Masking tape. (I have a very thin masking tape in the photo because I couldn’t find my regular 1-inch thick tape)
2. ChalkBoard Spray Paint (Rust-Oleum)
3. Ceramic, non-porous surface cup
I took the masking tape and taped all around the cup, including the handle so that the spray paint would only be on the bottom side of the cup.
Next, (after I finally found my 2-inch thick masking tape) I went on to taping the rest of the top of the cup, including the top, and went on to flipping it upside down for easier application.
I started spraying, one coat at a time. I just followed the spray paint’s instructions.
After about six coats, I let them air dry.
I let the cups dry completely and finally peeled off the tape. They came out very nice.
(This is the liquid chalk marker I used, and after following directions, it didn’t even erase completely from the “chalkboard” cup) I am never buying this brand again. (I bought them from Amazon.com for $7.)
Anyway, I have the one other cup left that I managed to leave and not write anything on. This time, I’m going to write “Cactus Cup” on it and plant a cactus in it. Hopefully, that’ll work out better.