Today, I am sharing a beautiful chalkboard paint project with you – a Seasonal Chalkboard Display (Interchangeable Embellishment). I love using chalkboard paint when creating DIY projects. It instantly transforms an item by a simple stroke of your hand with chalk. I decided to take this one step further. The middle of our chalkboard features an interchangeable embellishment. How fun is that?
My inspiration for making a Seasonal Chalkboard Display was Tatertots & Jello – Decorating a Wall for all Seasons and My Blessed Life – Interchangeable Wreath. In the past I have displayed many seasonal framed items – Fall Tree Scrabble Button Art, Christmas Scrabble Art, 3D Heart Decoration and Shamrock Button Art. I wanted something I could reuse to celebrate the seasons.
Now, I have one board that can be customized for several holidays. I am so excited to change this Chalkboard display for the different seasons and events. Every time I plan to change it, I get to be creative again.
Want to know how to make this Seasonal Chalkboard Display? Here’s our tutorial:
The materials I used for this chalkboard project are a Basswood Plaque – French Quarter Square 11×14, Martha Stewart Blue Chalkboard paint, chalk, foam paint brush, Velcro and glue.
The first thing I did to make this Seasonal Chalkboard Display was make sure my wood board/plaque was dust free and clean.
I then painted it.
I must admit I was hesitate about using a blue chalkboard color. I didn’t want black. I wanted a punch of color.
I initally thought of green but our family room walls are green. I am happy to say I love the light blue color.
I painted three (3) coats with at least 1 hour drying time between coats. After 24 hours, I lightly rubbed the entire surface with white chalk and wiped it off. This is called seasoning or conditioning your chalkboard. It’s an important step.
Next, I found the middle point of the board and attached Velcro. The featured embellishment will have the other side of the velcro attached to it.
Now, this is when the fun and creative part of our project starts. You can write any message or words on the Chalkboard. You can create and attach any embellishment in the middle.
In this post, I am creating a springtime theme. I made a flower embellishment to place in the middle.
To make the flower, I used light pink felt, dark pink felt, blue felt, green felt, blue flower, embellished button and glue.
I cut petals out of the felt in different sizes and glued them together. I glued the blue flower and pink button last on top.
I used pinks and blues because I wanted this flower embellishment to compliment our Blue Spring Yarn Wreath.
Don’t forget to attached velcro to the back of your embellishment. Here I attached some to the back of our flower.
I think the flower is beautiful. It looks stunning against the light blue chalkboard paint.
After making and attaching the flower, I wrote “SPRING” and other related “spring” words on the chalkboard.
This is my favorite project so far this year. What do you think of our Seasonal Chalkboard Display? I already have ideas for other seasons, events and holidays. I envision more posts on this in the near future.
Have you made any projects using chalkboard paint?
See our other similar projects:
- Wood Chalkboard Clips
- Chalkboard Glass Jars
- Disney Countdown Mickey Chalkboard
- Spring Blue Yarn Wreath
Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.