Modern Plaque Chalkboard Hanger

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I designed this Modern Plaque Chalkboard project for Walnut Hollow’s Make-and-Take at CHA back in January. It was a big hit! I will share pictures from our booth at the end of the post. This project was really easy to make. I started by sanding the Thin Modern Plaque and spray painting it with Krylon Spray Paint. I used Ballet Slipper on half of the plaques and Catalina Mist on the other half.

I conditioned chalkboard paper with the regular chalk and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I cut the paper to fit onto the modern plaque (about 3″ x 5″) in the center of the plaque. I glued it down using a Tombow Stamp Runner.

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I added the trim around the chalkboard- cutting it down using the edges of the chalkboard as a guide for the length needed. I glued down the trim using Beacon Gem-Tac Adhesive. It will dry clear!

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Once the Chalkboard Paper and Trim were in Place I was ready to add the floral and button embellishments! I used Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to attach the Prima flowers and the Buttons Galore and More buttons to opposite corners of the chalkboard.

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To write my message on the chalkboard, I first drew it out with some white chalk. It comes off easier than the Chalk ink because it does not need water. Then I traced over the design with the chalk ink pen.

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Finally I added a screw hook. The basswood is soft- you can just push the screw into the wood then turn. It will go in easily.

Here are some finished pieces from our CHA booth!

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Last week we went to Madison Mingle in Madison, Wisconsin to show the participants how to make the same project! It was really fun to work with card makers- and we got to make some cards too!

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Now go forth and make your chalkboard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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