Monday, November 8, 2010

How to Make a Holiday Chalkboard with Glue Dots®

It's never too early to start decorating for the holidays and a festive chalkboard is a great way to welcome guests or leave Santa a message on Christmas Eve night.


1. Paint the plaque with chalkboard spray paint. Let dry and apply a second coat.

2. Apply two coats of white acrylic paint to the base of the wood plaque, allowing drying time between coats.

3. Apply a light coat of acrylic paint to the wood tree. Once dry, trace the outline of the tree onto a piece of holiday themed paper, cut and adhere the paper to the tree using Mini Glue Dots®. Put aside.

4. Tie ribbon along the left side of the plaque and around the dowels. Wrap Continuous Glue Lines® around the base and adhere another piece of ribbon.

5. Cut a second sheet of holiday themed paper to 3.25 x 4.25 inches. Distress and ink the edges of the holiday themed paper and notecard. Grab the tree from Step 3 and the leftover supplies to create a chalkboard decoration. Use Craft Glue Dots® to attach all the embellishments together and onto the chalkboard.

6. Use chalk to write a message.

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Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

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  1. This is so adorable and so creative. I love it!!

  2. Thanks Renee! I've been wanting to do something with chalkboard paint for a long time and when I saw the plaque at Michael's craft store, I knew it was time to create! (There's still more chalkboard paint I'm wondering what to do next!!)

  3. I really like this! There's something very cool about the chalkboard. Especially because you make it yourself. :)

  4. Sue & Victoria - Thank you! It was a fun and simple project that allowed me to play around with embellishments. Ever since LOAD, I've been wanting to practice adding layers of embellishments like Lisa (LisaInRe on Flickr), a fellow classmate, check out her LOAD layouts: