October 25, 2012

Craft Your Own Cardboard Chalkboard Letters

I have been wanting to spell the word "EAT" in my dining room\kitchen area for as long as I can remember because well, I think it's really rad. I have seen this idea done by other people, but I knew I could add my own spin to this craft to make it my own.
After I found my letters I then had to decide how to decorate them. Do I wrap them in yarn or fabric or spray paint them a bold color...
Oh the wonderful choices.
I had also been coincidentally thinking about painting one of my walls in the dining room with chalkboard paint.

Side note : To know me in real life is to realize that at any one time I have 100 projects "brewing" in my head, I'm crazy.

Sooo I decided to merge these two ideas into one project and paint my letters with chalkboard paint, it's like the best of both worlds.



You will need:
> Chalkboard paint
> Paint brush spongy thing
> Big ol' letters (you can cut your letters from boxes or buy them online)
> White chalk

1. Apply your first coat of paint to your letters.

2. Apply a second coat of paint, blah I know, but necessary.

3. Rub a piece of chalk all over the letters.

4. Then use a paper towel or napkin to rub in the chalk. This gives the letters their "chalkboard" feel.

5. Decoate your letter chalkboards with art, quotes, designs or maybe your favoite food recipe, make them your own!

You can use poster putty, tape or sticky dots to hang your letters up on the wall. Then you can sit back with a cuppa joe and enjoy your crafty work.

Happy crafting.
april
xoxo

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is very cute and creative - I love it! Thanks for sharing...visiting from I Love Friday's Linky Party.

Hugs,
Stephanie
www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

Ruthie Hart said...

This is so cute! I have chalkboard spraypaint I could use too!

Ruth said...

These letters look great!! I love the idea of covering them with chalk to age them a bit.
Ruth

Crystelle said...

What a fun idea! I love that you can make them so inexpensively, just from cardboard! Wow!

Thank you for sharing! Your kitchen looks terrific!

hugs ~ Crystelle

Amanda said...

They look great and I love the idea of making your own!

Meghan Newsom said...

so cute!! what a great idea!
meghan @ eat.live.make

Tracy Wellmann said...

Visiting from Craft Junkie Too ~ thanks so much for sharing this fun crafty ideas through our linking party last week. It is part of our Featured Favorites this week so I hope you can stop back by.

xo,
Tracy
http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/11/tgif-linky-party-73.html

Missy said...

Love your letters, the chalkboard effect looks great!

The Remodeled Life said...

Love these!! I am just like you - also a thousand projects brewing around my head :).