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. :)