(Closed) When your DIY chalkboards turn out…

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Personally, I say spray them anyways! I would much rather have them be stuck with their current design forever than redrawing everything the day of the wedding 🙂 They look great!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

anabaugus :  wow! Looks great!! I say spray them!  Better be safe than sorry!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

These are gorgeous!!! I didn’t spray mine and didn’t have issues but now that I found them in the garage I can see that depending on how early you made these and where you put them they can definitley get ruined. I found mine in a box and most have scratches through the text. Unless you’re a few weeks out I say spray them. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

They look great!! I’m making a bunch of signs as well, but I have atrocious penmanship. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

anabaugus :  You’ve got skills! My handwriting would never allow me to create something so pretty 🙂 Definitely spray those boards! You don’t want to worry about re-doing all of that hard work, especially on the big day! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

anabaugus :  Spray them and eat whatever money you *may* spend in the future on chalkboards. Rather that than having to redraw everything the morning of the wedding or having it look smudged in all of the photos. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Wonder if you could spray them with hairspray that could be scrubbed off later… 
I have no experience with that, so you’d want to try it out first, but it sounds like it could work. I know I’d hate to have them scuffed up in transit!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

If you spray them with hair spray, the chalk will be fixed until you wash it off with water/soap.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I second the suggestion about lightly spraying them with hairspray…works perfectly!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

anabaugus :  Did you use the chalk pens? We did some for our engagement photos with chalk pens and it rained the whole time we were taking pictures and they didn’t have a smudge on them.We didn’t spray them or anything. We did protect them for travel by wrapping them in paper just so they wouldn’t scratch. (the paper was from hobby lobby to protect them, but I think newspaper would work just as well). Those are super cute btw

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