does anyone have experience with DIY chalkboard signs? Id love to find vintage frames & make some decor for our wedding like below. Id love some tips!! I looked on etsy ( beause im not very crafty) and theyre so expensive! looks like i am making them on my own!!
http://pinterest.com/pin/74379831316730916/ (my favorite)
I made some and I bought a frame and print at a tag sale and just used the chalkboard spray paint over the print and removed the glass. I made smaller ones using regular picture frames and using the pain on the paper liner in fact. It worked great.
I think alll you’d need to do was get a frame, paint the glass with chalkboard paint, and write on it with chalk…
Did yoy buy the frames at stores or look for more vintage ones??
Yes! Me and my mom did these. I’ll go through my e-pics and see if I can show you how they turned out.
We actually made our own frames! We went to Michael’s, and they had really pretty long/thin pieces of engraved wood that we cut at an angle and put together to make a frame. We then glued the frame to the outermost edges of our chalk board.
To make the actual chalkboard itself, we took a thin square of plywood, and sanded both sides until they were very smooth. We then painted both sides in turn with chalkboard spray-paint.
Now let me go find that picture for you!
@IUrebekah3RT: You can also buy chalk pens at the craft store that look like chalk but don’t smudge. Handy if you have to transport your signs.
Here we go… with the smaller size on the forum it’s hard to see the pattern in the wood frames, but-
@IUrebekah3RT: Just make sure you get the grammar right lol. It kills me when I see pics where the writing on the chalkboard has a spelling/grammar mistake. I’ve seen it soo many times.