(Closed) Help my DIY fake chalkboards, please!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would stick with the foam board.  Have you tried an exacto knife? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

thin wood.. paint it with chalk board paint, write with chalk

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

How about putting them on construction paper or poster board? It’ll make it a little stronger at least and easy to cut!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You could just cut out circles or squares and put them on the backs. The outline may not need to match exactly to work well. You could also try stryrofoam board and a hot styrofoam knife cutter (I’m not sure exactly what their called). You can buy them at any leading craft store. Just trace your shape onto the foam and use the hot knife to cut.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@heather5743:  yes yes that’s what I meant glue your signs to the poster board just to make it stronger =)

It’s the fastest easiest sollution really.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

foam board + exacto knife = most likely to be successful, IMO.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When cutting foamboard, don’t try to cut all the way through on one cut. Place the foamboard on top of a sheet of cardboard so you can cut throughthe back without cutting the surface underneath.

Use a utility knife or exacto knife with a  new sharp blade. Use a metal ruler as a guide. On the first cut, only go through the top papery layer . Keep your cuts shallow . It may take several cuts to get through the foam. The last cut should go through the back paper layer.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just thought of this- I’m not sure how you are intending to attach them- but use rubber cement or double sided tape or a glue stick- any liquid-y glue will probably make the paper buckle.  

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Poster board would probably be the easiest to cut accurately. These are a really cute idea, BTW! I also like the idea of maybe a couple of real chalkboard ones so your guests could write in their own messages.

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