DIY

DIY Chalkboard

Create a chalkboard to welcome guests, announce a celebration, or to showcase today’s entree for dinner.  Glue Dots® and Marvy Uchida markers will help you create a fun piece of home decor that will be used over and over for any occasion!

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Made By: Dawn Mercedes Barrett

Time: 2 hours plus drying time

Level: Moderate handiness

Size: 10" x 8" 

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Materials:

 Directions: 
Lightly sand your wooden tent sign. Brush off any dust.  Glue-Dots-Marvy-Chalkboard-sandUse painters tape and mask of the chalk board area to keep it clean from paint.

Tip: Burnish the edge to ensure that the paint does not bleed.

Use your sponge brush/paint brush to adhere the first coat of acrylic paint in your desired color. Allow to dry an hour. 

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 When it is dried, apply a second coat and remove the painters tape.  Allow it to dry over night. 

Tip:  Be sure to paint the edges of your wooden sign. Painting the edges in a contrasting colors gives interest. Here I painted the edges in gold acrylic paint.

Lightly sand the monogram and other wooden details. Brush off dust and apply acrylic paint as desired.  Allow dry time before adding a second coat.

Apply new painters tape to mask off the painted edge of the paint. Glue-Dots-Marvy-Chalkboard-maskUse Marvy’s easy ChalkBoard marker to color in the center area of the sign.  Allow it to dry and then add a second coat. 

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Remove the painters tape.  Once the area is completed dry, wipe the black area with a slightly damp cloth.

Use Advanced Strength Glue Dots to layer the monogram on top of the wooden shape. Then adhere this embellish to the corner of the sandwich board. 

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Use Marvy Bistro Chalk Markers to write on the board as desired. Glue-Dots-Marvy-Chalkboard-embellishGlue-Dots-Marvy-Chalkboard-finished

The fun colors of Bistro Chalk Markers will add interest to any occasion or announcement on this  up-cycled sandwich board that is personalized by using Glue Dots!

 ~ Dawn

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