Hi there! Louise here with a new project for you. Today, I’m going to show you how to create a blackboard that is sure to make someone smile!
- Shape for your blackboard
- blackboard paint
- Digital kit of choice
- White non textured cardstock
- Adhesive of choice (I used my Zyron 610 to make elements sticky)
- Glossy Accents
- AC Thickers font letters
For this project, I used I used Brady’s Room Kit by Wishing Well creations
First thing you need to do is choose what shape you would like your blackboard to be, I chose to use an MDF Star from Kaisercraft for mine. These are lightweight and easy to hang on a wall as they wont pull out a nail or hanger.
Paint your shape with blackboard paint according to the instructions on the container. I needed to give mine 3 coats with 3-5 hours drying time between coats.
This ensured my finish was nice and smooth. Make sure you paint the edges too. There is nothing worse than finishing up only to realise you have unpainted edges. That is from experience 😉
I chose to use Brady’s Room Kit by Wishing Well creations for my project as it has gorgeous colours for a child, plus it has some really sweet elements.
I printed my chosen elements onto white non textured cardstock. I then fussy cut the elements and ran them through my Zyron 610 to make the back sticky.
I then decided where I wanted the elements placed on my board.
Once I had them placed in a pleasing manner, I covered them with glossy accents and put aside to dry.
Once the glossy accent was dry, I added buttons to the middle of the stars that are threaded with bakers twine in matching colours.
I then chose some AC Thickers font letters that matched the colour scheme and spelled out my son’s name to personalise the board.
And there you have it, a cute decor item made especially for a little loved one.
Thanks loads for looking at my project and I hope it inspires you to make one of your own.
Other Articles by louisenz:
- Boredom Buster Activity Card Set - October 26th, 2012
- Children's Door Hangers - April 9th, 2012
- Mini Whiteboard - March 14th, 2012