Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers

Hi my dears! Today, I am SO excited to reveal not only an awesome product review, but also a giveaway!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers 4-Piece Set Giveaway and Review

… Courtesy of Marvy Uchida!

(Disclaimer: All products in the giveaway were provided free-of-charge by Marvy Uchida. All products I used were purchased on my own behalf. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for my review.)

I bought some chalkboard paint a while ago from Michaels Craft Store, and have been playing around, spraying it on random items like wine bottles and old frames. But one thing wasn’t going quite like I imagined: the chalk. Anytime I used regular chalk, the intensity of my drawing was not up to par, or the drawing would stick and reappear no matter how many times I wiped or washed the board/bottle to try a new design.

Then, one day, a friend turned me on to chalk markers, and I haven’t looked back ever since. I bought myself a 4-pack set of the Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers in Red, White, Blue and Black. I have used the red, white and blue ones quite a bit. I have yet to try out the black, but am saving it until I can get my hands on (or make!) some mint or white chalkboard paint for another project.

These markers go on so easily to any chalkboard canvas. The package says they can work on glass, and any other non-porous, smooth surfaces, as well, though I haven’t tried myself. I put my new chalk market kit to the test with the following three projects (click on the first 2 project images to open up a new window with their posts and instructions!):

Memorial Day Chalkboard Display
DIY Patriotic Chalkboard Display

love the wine you're with diy quote chalkboard art
DIY Chalkboard Wine Quote Art

and my latest (and possibly favorite) project:

DIY Home Sweet Home Chalkboard Art from A Dash of Sarah

DIY Entryway Chalkboard from A Dash of Sarah

 

And that’s all just free-hand, one-coat drawings using Marvy Uchida chalk markers and taking inspiration from random pins. They’re that vibrant and easy-to-use!

So far, I have absolutely no complaints with Marvy Uchida bistro chalk markers. They are a craft-material company that has been around for more than 40 years, and makes other craft (and office) related items. Go here to learn more about their company and the other products they offer. You can see all the different colors available for the bistro chalk marker HERE.

And now, for the fun part!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker 4-Piece Set Giveaway!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers Giveaway

Marvy Uchida has generously sent me a four-piece chalkboard marker set to giveaway to one lucky winner! SO, to all my ADOS fans, what are you waiting for?! Enter NOW until June 26th, and you could be on your way to creating beautiful chalkboard projects galore in no time with these colorful helpers!

A Dash of Sarah Giveaway Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

(Disclaimer: All products in the giveaway were provided free-of-charge by Marvy Uchida. All products I used were purchased on my own behalf. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for my review.)

Chalkboard DIY Wine Art Quote

** LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? FROM JUNE 19 to JUNE 26, GO HERE TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN 4-PIECE SET OF BISTRO CHALK MARKERS BY MARVY UCHIDA FOR CHALKBOARD PROJECTS! **

 

Merlot; cabernet sauvignon; pinot noir. Chianti; old vine zinfandel; red blends. I love wine. I am best friends with red wine.

So, it seems only appropriate that while I prepare decor for my new apartment move, I focus on some wine decor.

My latest favorite method of DIY crafting has been chalkboard. Chalkboard wine bottles, chalkboard sign. Anything that I can spray some paint on and decorate with chalkboard markers, sign me up!

I merged my two favorites into one with my latest project:

DIY Chalkboard Wine Quote Art Decor

I still need to cut more wine corks in half and finish the cork board border of the frame (aka I need to drink more wine… oh darn!), but you get the overall picture. And don’t you just love the quote?! Thank you Pinterest!

love the wine you're with diy quote chalkboard art

 

Chalkboard Wine Art Quote Materials:

This project is super easy to complete, and inexpensive, too! I used the following items to complete it:
– Picture frame with glass (picked up at thrift store)
– Chalkboard spray paint (leftover from previous projects)
Bistro chalk markers by Marvy Uchida
 Several corks from wine bottles, cut in half, lengthwise

chalkboard DIY wine art quote decor

I can’t wait to finish up the frame and hang this beauty in my kitchen. Because, let’s be real, is there ever a reason NOT to love the wine you’re with?! 😉
Also, on a side note to that, has anyone noticed that so many wine brands are switching to the synthetic corks now? Boo-hiss! I want my expanding cork that sometimes breaks off in my bottle! (No but really, what brands do you know of with cute, REAL cork designs? I need this project done ASAP!)

So far, I’m loving these bistro chalkboard markers by Marvy Uchida. They’re so easy to use and create art with, and when you’re done or want to change up your decor, all it takes is a quick wipe with a wet rag, and you’ve got a new, clean slate!

Chalkboard crafts, chalkboard decor, and more chalkboard stuff!

Want some more chalkboard inspiration? Try this patriotic project–perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July! And stay tuned for my Marvy Uchida Chalkboard Marker Set Giveaway, coming next week!

 

Last-Minute Memorial Day Decorations

** LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? FROM JUNE 19 to JUNE 26, GO HERE TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN 4-PIECE SET OF BISTRO CHALK MARKERS BY MARVY UCHIDA FOR CHALKBOARD PROJECTS! **

 

Man, this month is just flying by, isn’t it?! It seems like just yesterday it was Mother’s day, I blinked, and bam, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner!

Today I thought I’d share a quick and easy DIY Project: DIY Last Minute Memorial Day Decorations

Memorial Day 4th of July Decorations Chalkboard Display

Seriously, y’all, this display took me about 15 minutes total, which is exactly how long I like to spend on holiday decorations in my home, haha. Okay, okay, it might take you a BIT longer if you have to take the time to chalkboard paint the bottles and an old picture frame, but still, this project shouldn’t take you more than a day, total. And just in time for Memorial Day weekend, no less!

Materials:

  • Empty, cleaned wine bottles with labels removed.
  • Old picture frame
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Chalkboard markers (I used Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalkboard Markers)
  • Any other red, white, and blue decorations you have lying around.

And that’s it! Seriously!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab you chalkboard spray paint, spray on 2 coats, wait to dry, then get to decorating!

Chalkboard Spray Paint Project

 

The best part? When you’re done, use a wet rag, and you’ll have a clean slate for the next holiday (or leave it up for Fourth of July?)! I used Marvy Uchida Chalkboard Bistro Markers for this project. They’re SO easy to use. Shake, press, and draw as if you were using a regular marker. The best part is they clean up super easily, and stand out brightly against the chalkboard background. If you’re looking for a last-minute project to spruce up your place for Memorial Day weekend (perhaps a Memorial Day BBQ?), then these will add a little cute pizzazz in less than a day’s work!

Chalkboard Memorial Day 4th of July Decorations Wine Bottles

Chalkboard Memorial Day 4th of July Board Decorations

 

What other decorations are you planning on displaying for Memorial Day weekend? Do you usually buy and save Memorial Day/4th of July decorations to use year after year? Or do you opt for the disposable, one-use decor for your BBQ party needs?