Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t been around all week. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t resist taking a little blogging break to enjoy it with the kids. I hope you’ll understand. :)
But today I’m finally showing you my new chalkboard menu. I’ve wanted to make one for nearly two years now and just got around to it this week. I got the idea from my crafty neighbor (hi Haeley!). She’s awesome and always has the cutest ideas. I wish you could see her house, it’s gorgeous! She has the best sense of style. But anyway she had this idea to make a chalkboard for her daughter using these laser cut wooden frames from Micheal’s. I thought it was brilliant!
I made my chalkboard menu using chalkboard vinyl. I love love love this stuff! Have you used it? It’s quickly become my favorite craft product.
After giving it two coats of paint I traced the inner circle onto the back of the chalkboard vinyl. I then added about a half an inch and cut it out. I added a little more to ensure there weren’t any noticeable spaces between the chalkboard vinyl and frame.
To finish it off I cut out some vinyl lettering with my Silhouette Cameo.
Now here’s where I would like to say everything went perfectly and my new chalkboard menu worked great…but my textured walls turned it into a craft fail! When I wrote on it the words looked hideous and the vinyl wouldn’t lay straight. So I put it on my refrigerator! I actually like it so much better now. I used double sided mounting squares to apply the frame. It’s not where I imagined having a chalkboard but it’s fun and different. :)
This is fabulous, cute idea. Found you at someday crafts.
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!!
LOVE the paint color you choose! Super sweet! Would love to have you share this at my link party :)
I love it, yours turned out great :) I can’t wait to get crafty with you this summer and thanks for mentioning me
I love this and am so wanting to make a menu board!! I just got a Cameo and it is sitting in it’s box…intimidating me! *LOL* Maybe this weekend I’ll be brave enough to give this project a try! Would love if you’d add it to my red, white and blue themed party called Stars and Stripes!
Have a great weekend!
So smart to add it your refrigerator! I can’t tell you how many times my projects start great in my head and end up taking a whole new turn along the way! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
Love this project…good job! I was wondering…if one wanted to put it on a “smooth” surface, why couldn’t one put it on masonite board, and then put the frame on top of the M. board….it’s pretty darned thin and very smooth…in fact I have just painted the chalk board paint on those boards and has worked out great…just a thought…also helpful for people like me that do not have a Cameo..just a Cricut…BTW…do you know of anyone on Etsy that you can order vinyl letters in whatever you want to say since I don’t have access to that?
I like this craft and I really like the idea of a masonite board. Will definitely put this on the list to do with the kiddos once school gets out in the next few weeks for us. Love the blog!
Crystal I love this menu! Who knew their was chalkboard vinyl!?!?! Must find some ASAP!
I love this; we could definitely use one of these in our kitchen! Stopping by from Southern Lovely Show and Share :-)