I sneak in Arabic around our house as often as I can and this chalkboard vase allows me a chance to do it with names of Arabic colors.
I received the chalkboard paint as a Plaid Ambassador and have used it before on multiple projects around our home. We added it to my daughter’s lunchbox so I can leave her messages, we painted it on a lazy suzan so I can write down what we were having and used it as a writing block.
We’ve used it on several other projects as well that are listed on the bottom and it is really great how there is still so much left to do with that little bottle.
Follow along as we used chalkboard paint to help learn our Arabic colors.
Make sure your glass vase has been cleaned and is thoroughly dry before you apply the tape. We didn’t measure where to put it, just about a few inches from the bottom.
Tear off the tape to make sure there is overlap, then go over with your fingertips to remove any air bubbles. Especially around the bottom edge.
Use the sponge brush to add the chalkboard paint to the glass vase. We waited a few hours, then added another coat. Then another.
We left the vase alone for a few days, then followed the instructions on the paint bottle on how to condition our surface.
Once we wiped all the chalk off, our vase was ready to use. Here I’ve written the Arabic for white flower: زهرة بيضاء
Reminder: Arabic is read right to left, so زهرة is Arabic for flower and بيضاء is Arabic for white.
I have to admit that it is a bit harder to write on a rounded surface, but with time, I think I can get it down. Now when we change out the white flower for a different one next week, I can practice again on that color.
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