This is a fun, simple, and inexpensive craft that anyone at home can try.
Here's what you need to get started:
- Chalkboard Vinyl and Transfer Paper
- Picture Frame (I bought a black one at the Dollar Tree and spray painted it)
- Scrapbook Paper
- Coordinating Fabric
- Hot Glue Gun
1. After my spray painted frame was dry, I cut my scrapbook paper to fit and slipped it in place of the fake family photo that it came with. Already an improvement.
2. I chose a frame shape in my Silhouette software, but if you don't own a machine you could trace a simple shape onto the back and cut it out. Then I used the transfer paper (following these instructions) to adhere the shape to the front of the picture frame glass.
3. I put the frame back together and had a plain chalkboard. Cute, but it needed something new.
4. I made a few quick fabric rosettes (I love layering them!)--no measuring or sewing--and hot glued them down to the frame.
And the final product?
I love that I can just turn the backing of the frame around and have the chalkboard horizontal instead of vertical!
I wanted to come up with something cute and creative to use with the chalkboard vinyl, but travel for the funerals, lack of funds, and hours spent getting things in order after our trips had me short of time and funds. I realize that a chalkboard is about the most obvious thing you could do with chalkboard vinyl, but I think the picture frame and patterned paper give it a fun twist.
I spent less than $4 on my Picture Frame Chalkboard, and I think it will be so fun to use as part of my Spring and Easter decor. I love a good quote, so what better way to have words on display?
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Linking to Centsational Girl, Positively Splendid, oopsey daisy, Thrifty Decor Chick, Pretty Handy Girl
Disclaimer: I received the Chalkboard Adhesive Vinyl from Silhouette to use in my project.