A few weeks ago, I found some inspiration for my Advent calendar from another blogger. During the process, Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick shared an easy method to transfer an image to chalkboard, which she learned from this YouTube video. I watched the video and it was super easy, but I was a little skeptical. Well, let me tell you it was as easy as the video showed and it worked beautifully!!
Last year, I made a chalkboard frame from an 11x14 picture frame I purchased from Home Goods. I simply painted a few coats of chalkboard paint on the glass frame and presto, an instant chalkboard is made!! Last week during my search for some mantel inspiration, I found a Merry Christmas print and I really loved the font. The printable was available for a free download, so I did just that and enlarged the print so I could use it for my transfer method. After printing out the words, I flipped the paper over and covered the back with chalk. I then used painter's tape to secure the word to my chalkboard and traced the letters with a pencil. When I was done and pulled up the paper, I couldn't believe the word was there!!
Once I was done tracing, I filled the letters in with a chalk marker that I purchased last year from Hobby Lobby. I am seriously in love with how easy this was and the possibilities are endless...totally opened up a whole new world for me!
In the middle of the frame I really wanted to put a boxwood wreath, but finding a 6" wreath was proving difficult. I found one on Amazon, but it hasn't arrived yet. In the meantime, I found this 6" wreath at Hobby Lobby for two dollars and gave it a really light coat of white spray paint. Then I glued the little decoration on it, which was leftover from another wreath I had in my collection.
So, has this sparked any interest to transfer an image or letters for you?? I love chalkboard signs and always admire and wonder how the letters look so amazing. Granted some people are just that amazingly talented, but for me this has sparked some new ideas for my little chalkboard frame!!
Don't forget to check back later this week, I am sharing how to make a placemat pillow...another super simple project!!
With much love,