Post # 1
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)
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
I think alll you’d need to do was get a frame, paint the glass with chalkboard paint, and write on it with chalk…
Post # 5
Did yoy buy the frames at stores or look for more vintage ones??
Post # 6
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!
Post # 7
@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.
Post # 8
Here we go… with the smaller size on the forum it’s hard to see the pattern in the wood frames, but-
Post # 9
@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.