If you are thinking of a kitchen renovation that doesn’t require a lot of money or effort, but still makes your space cooler, bolder and more unusual, I have an idea for you – go for blackboards! There are different ways to incorporate a blackboard into your interior and these boards are always very functional. Do you want some inspiration? Let’s start!
Blackboard walls / backsplashes
A blackboard wall or backsplash is a classic idea for a kitchen of any style: black goes with all sorts of color schemes and styles. Such a backsplash or wall won’t cost you much and can be used for taking notes, leaving messages, jotting down recipes and making shopping lists. Yes, such a backsplash is not very practical: it is not very easy to clean, but you can renovate the greases and cheaply add a coat of paint. A blackboard wall can be used for art by your kids while they cook, or you can attach some railings with herbs and mark them all with chalk. A blackboard wall with art and everything will make a beautiful accent wall in the kitchen.
How else can you add chalkboard surfaces to your space? Cover an outside or inside surface of a closet – for art or markings, or for a fresh look. The same can be done with a refrigerator, for example, and it’s a nice place to leave your shopping list there. Hang a blackboard sign in your tea / coffee bar or make a large blackboard with spice racks to mark the spices without labels. Enjoy!
Pasta is a delicious meal and can be used for various handicrafts too! Pasta can be a material for making decor, accessories, and toys. Get some pasta and get ready to make something amazing for your home and your kids playing! Biscuit jars, planters, vases, cell phones, chess games and much more - hurry to read our roundup!
Home decor and accessories
Do you like to bake? If you bake a lot or make cookies for gifts, storing and giving them in cookie jars is a good idea, and you can make some bold and cool cookie jars yourself! Check out these brightly colored tins decorated with brightly colored noodles - some of the designs are even reminiscent of mandalas, and if you like them just take noodles, tins, and paints and go! You could even adopt the snowflake-like look for the winter vacation! Whatever you choose, we are sure they will look great and that the cookies will be devoured in no time.
It's a DIY pasta patterned planter! Try using pasta to create patterns on your simple planters and create a cute little stand planter with bowtie pasta. It looks so great and frankly, it's not that time consuming on a project. Maybe a little strange for some to stick pasta on a bowl, but it's so darn cute!
However, if you don't have a big green thumb, this project is perfect for you! All you need is a handful of different types of pasta, some thimbles, a little green paint, and of course, some handy hot glue. These plants don't actually use anything unusual - rigatoni, macaroni, thin pasta, and two sizes of pasta bowls are all we use! Check out your closet (or craft room!) To see what shapes and sizes you have on hand, and let your pasta inspire your mini-plants. You could stick a pin back on the thimble and turn these babies into brooches! Or for kids who love to play with dollhouses, these are a great DIY option to create your own yard.
Pasta has never been so cute! Give the leftover pasta in the pantry a colorful makeover that's perfect for your next party. Kids (and adults!) Will have so much fun arranging the pasta in fun designs and patterns on the cake stands, and then painting them in the colors you want to match your party theme! Plus, these products are very affordable, so you can make a whole ton of them and have a huge dessert display without breaking the bank.
Every cake or cupcake at your party needs a topper! Make some cool pasta toppers for a spring or summer dessert table or for Easter. These campanelle lilies are made from common pasta and they look so cool! Tuck a bunch of these campanelle lilies into a round cake or tie a pretty ribbon to make a bouquet for mom!
Cell Phones - Can You Ever For Too Many? This amazing phone is ombre and it's made entirely of turquoise lacquered pasta - so cool! Ombre is one of the hottest color trends for modern home decor, so you are getting a very trendy piece for your home! Such a craft is not difficult, does not take a lot of time, and you can add various details to the ends - bells, bows, flowers and other items that you love.
These fun pasta invitations are perfect for any party, vacation, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation, or even the perfect craft for tweens and teens to display in their rooms. You can even think beyond invitations and use them as place cards, gift toppers, baby announcements, or ornaments. Stick a magnet on the back and hang it on your fridge! What will you write on your mini letter board?
Beautify your room with these fun pots! These brightly colored pasta butterflies are quick to make and cool to make your planters stand out. You can also put them on chopsticks and add them as accessories to other items. Read the tutorial and find out how to make such colorful butterflies!
Crafts for children
You will enjoy this bright craft that turns common pasta into colorful, bright and amazing sculptures. Make these sculptures with your kids! Have the children thread pasta, macaroni, and previous shapes through the pipe cleaners. Bend and twist them around the pasta. Let them have fun!
Get ready for the Christmas season with this homemade pasta chess game! Older children can help assemble the pasta chess pieces, and younger ones will love to paint the pieces. Since this pasta chess game already has a super unique look, skip the traditional black and white pieces and use bright acrylic paints. Such chess will definitely attract and inspire your children, have fun!
Make colorful glitter noodles for your children! There are a ton of uses for your glittery pasta. Your children can use it to create pictures, pick up the pasta with tweezers and practice fine motor skills, etc. Of course, seriously sophisticated designer pasta jewelry is the preferred choice. Your child will not notice that stringing these noodles is actually making their own noodle. Do a few!