DIY Office Chic – May, Craft 1

Welcome to the first post of my new series DIY Office Chic!

There will be 4-5 crafts to go with each room.

Here is the first craft to go with this months office from Ashley Ella Design!



• Mason Jar or some kind of container

• Any color acrylic paint

• Chalkboard paint

• Paint Brush

Contact Paper or Painters Tape and a Xacto Knife

• Marker/Pen


First pour some of your acrylic paint into your jar.


Turn your jar until the paint has coated the entire inside of the jar.

I used a paint brush to get the inside rim of my jar.

Turn your jar over on a disposable surface and wait for it to dry.


While you wait, make a heart shape and draw it on your contact paper,

dont draw it close to the edge because you’re making a stencil.

Cut a square around the heart.

If you dont have contact paper, put some tape on your jar (once it is dry) and cut your heart shape with the Xacto knife.


Cut the heart shape out


Peel the paper off and stick the stencil to the jar.


Paint the chalkboard paint on..

This brand takes a few coats; its not as good as spray paint, but it works! 🙂


After it dries completely, peel off the stencil.

With this brand of paint i had to be really careful because the paint started peeling too.

I traced around the heart with my Xacto knife and then peeled the stencil off.

After that, take a piece of chalk and turn it sideways and drag it all over the chalkboard surface;

Then dust off the majority of the chalk (I like to use a fluffy paint brush).


And then you’re done!!

Use your chalk or chalk marker and write whatever you want to!

 If you do this craft post it to instagram or twitter and use the hashtag #OCmaydiy

Thanks for reading!

Check back next week for Craft 2!




25 days of DIY

Last year a friend of mine game my some Christmas decorations that she was getting rid of,

In the bag of Christmas goodness there was a advent calendar.

25 days of diy

I thought since this year my art room actually looks nice i would decorate it.

So i decided to hang it…

I was all excited and then my mom asked me what i was going to put in the advent calendar…

Hmmmmm, hadn’t thought about that.

I start thinking about it, and *ding*…

Light bulb!!


I went to Pinterest and looked up 25 things (give or take a few) that I have been wanting to do.

Then I wrote each of those things on a piece of paper and put 1 piece of paper in each slot.

I hung the advent calendar and stepped back to look at it….


I look at the last few numbers and they read:

18, 19, 20, 11, 22, 23, 24.

Anybody else see the problem?

OH well!

I just pretend its right! lol.

It made me laugh!

Anyway, go look up some things you’ve been wanting to do and make a list!

Or, follow along with me! 🙂

(Or both!)

Here’s my list:

1. this pin: blob paint and then blend them together.

2. glitter state outline

3. this pin: Stripes and hello heart.

4. Hot glue gun stand.

5. Fox Pillow

6. “Keep Calm and Carry a Camera” sign

7. “Creativity is messy” sign

8. Owl Pillow

9. Newborn posing pillow/pouf (blog post coming soon)

10. Embroidered Hedgehog pillow

11. I’m redoing a canvas bordered mirror and i want to finish it.

12. this pin: Hello Wire

13. Elephant/Zentangle large canvas

14. Button push pins

15. this pin: Chalk board “days until” sign

16. “sweeter than tea” sign

17. Button bib necklace

18. Chalk board label sign

19. Bow wallet/clutch

20. Chalk blocks

21. I havent had a chance to play with my new oil paints so i want to do that!

22. Water color color over white crayon drawing.

23. free day

24. free day

I surprisingly couldnt find 25 things i wanted to do, so i threw in a couple free days..

Here is my pinterest board.

Comment below some things you will be doing! 🙂

I know this is a couple days late, but i hope you will join me in doing 25 days of DIY!