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Where do you buy your crafting supplies? While I certainly do visit local craft stores, I also love the variety of things I can find online at Consumer Crafts. Wreaths, canvases, ribbon and burlap, twine, adhesives, kids’ craft kids, holiday decor, and so much more are all available and affordable on the website. Just recently, I got a shipment filled with all these goodies to help me with my Christmas crafting.
There are lots of things I want to make, but the first thing I put together was a project that allowed me to practice my new hand-lettering skills by writing out part of one of my all time favorite Christmas songs. Here is my Christmas Chalkboard, and I’d love to show you how I made it so you can create your own.
Wood Framed Chalkboard Sign
David Tutera Fine Tip Chalk Pens
Metallic Paint or Wax
Step 1: Paint the unfinished wooden edges of your frame.
You could use any color that matches your Christmas decor; I chose silver because I’m going for a lot of metallics in my decorating this year. I actually used a metallic wax rather than paint, and just applied it with my finger. Whatever you use, make sure you allow it to dry completely before moving on.
Step 2: Mark your line spacing.
I wanted to be sure that my lines of text were straight and evenly spaced, but I didn’t want to actually make any visible marks on the board itself that would be hard to remove later. So, I layered my board with sticky notes!
As I moved from one line to the next, I just peeled off the next row of sticky notes and used the tops as my guideline for where to write. I kept them straight by lining up the sides with the straight sides of the chalkboard frame. It actually worked really well, believe it or not!
Step 3: Write your message using a David Tutera Chalk Pen.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much love I have for this pen. You just shake it well and press the tip down to get the chalk flowing, and it writes like a dream. It’s like using a paint marker, except that the chalk is erasable if you make a mistake!
As you all know, I’m obsessed with hand-lettering these days, so I did all the writing myself. If you want more details on how easy it is to do, check out my Basic Hand-Lettering post and get started today! Or, you can always use a stencil or vinyl letters to create a similar effect.
This was so simple to create; I was able to finish it in an evening, and I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I’ve already planned where I’m going to hang it in the dining room when it’s time to do my decorating! What do you think?
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