So I looked around online and found a place that said that you could paint contact paper if you did it with acrylic paint. After trying it, I'm sure that a regular wall paint would work as well.
It's my first one, so I think I can do even better next time, but I like it a lot! Here's how I did it.
Just cut off a long piece of contact paper and paint it your desired color.
Then trace your design on the backside and cut it out.
Peel off the backing and stick wherever you want on your wall. If it's not just right, peel it off and try again. :)
I also worked on a project that I had been thinking about for awhile this weekend. I took my old formula canisters (yes, I saved some. I just thought, "seriously! I am throwing so many of these away! I'm sure I could do something cool with them. They're containers for crying out loud)...so I took them and nailed a few holes in them. Spray painted them with chalkboard paint and transplanted a few of my plants that needed to come inside from the sun room since it's getting cold. I'm very please with the results!
With Chalk! :)