This is a fast and fun project that I did recently … it’s a cute Chalkboard Sign!
This is the before. It was actually um … a gift from a relative at Christmas. Shhh! Don’t tell! Nothing wrong with it really, it just doesn’t fit with my decor, but I loved the fun shape of it, so I guess it was a good gift after all!
1) Blank Wooden (or MDF) Sign
3)Graphite/Transfer Paper for Dark Surfaces
4)Fine Tipped White Paint Marker
8)Ribbon for hanging or hanging hardware for the back
Step 1) Follow the instructions on the Chalkboard paint and paint your board. I used 3 coats here. Let dry overnight to cure completely.
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Step 2) Print out the Laurel Wreath image above (from an Antique Postcard Back), and trim around it with scissors.
Step 3) Lightly tape the Graphite paper to your sign and (make sure you have the correct side facing down!) and tape the wreath on top of it.
Step 4) Use the Pencil to trace along the whole design. Your basically just redrawing the whole image, right on top of the printed image.
Step 5) Remove the Graphite Paper and the printed design, and this is how it should look underneath.
Step 6) Go over the transferred image with the Fine Tip Paint Marker. And allow to dry completely.
That’s it! I just added a simple velvet ribbon to the top and it’s all done! I thought this might be useful for Weddings, Showers or Parties, but it can used for whatever you like!
I think it’s pretty cute and useful too!
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