it's wednesday, and time to start thinking of a fun project for the weekend. why not make this charming custom chalkboard using today's tutorial, care of the fabulous sass design team extraordinaire Marla Kress?!
what a great christmas gift....or keep it for your home and turn your family's doodles, scribblings and words of wisdom into a decorative handmade work of art. i have to say, i just love this tutorial....chalkboards are my all time favorite. :)
take it away marla!
What you'll need is a wood scrap (I used a 1 x 6 but you can use any size), chalkboard paint and some Sassafras papers and stickers.
Start by preparing the wood piece. Here I primed and then painted the wood with chalkboard paint.
Next I created paper flowers to embellish the piece. To make the pink flower I started with a 4" square and folded it accordingly.
Use a bone folder to get a good crease on the lines
Step 10: Use two glue dots to roll the petal closed.
Step 12: Repeat steps 1-11 four more times to create a total of five petals.
Step 13: Cut each petal in half so that the flower will lie flat. (Note: on the non-chalkboard side I left the petals whole)
Steps 14-16: Use glue dots to adhere all petals together to create the flower
I made three different sized and patterned flowers to embellish the chalkboard size. By decreasing the size of the starting square, you'll decrease the overall size of the flower.
Next use papers to cover the natural side of the wood.
Tip: Cut the paper so that it'll wrap the top and bottom edges of the wood with a slight overhang. Fold the edges under and use spray adhesive to bond the paper to the wood.
Layer additional indie girl papers and borders. Cut one of the flower stickers in half and use it to flank the word "remember." Fold three more petals using the above technique and adhere them above the text.
Find a home for your custom piece (or in my case give them to your teachers for the holiday) and enjoy!