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DIY Chalkboard Print in a Color-Stained Frame

Follow this simple tutorial to create a color-stained frame and faux DIY chalkboard print, perfect for any holiday or seasonal home decor!

Follow this simple tutorial to create a color-stained frame and faux DIY chalkboard print, perfect for any holiday or seasonal home decor!

A couple weeks ago I went to the cutest girls night out garden party thrown by the amazing Lauren of Pace Made Designs (follow her on all the things. . . she is amazing). They had classes and shopping and food, and it was at the cutest local nursery, and it was the best time.

I took a lettering class (also by Lauren) and learned the coolest things . . . a couple of which I used to make this adorable and simple Color-Stained Frame + Faux DIY Chalkboard Print.

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Chalkboard Print

Gather These Supplies

  • Black foam core
  • Chalk
  • Pencil sharpener (with the bigger opening)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Wood frame
  • Craft paint (any color!)
  • Clear acrylic or enamel spray
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Step 1: Pour your paint into a cup or bowl, add some water, and mix it up.

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Step 2: Using a brush or rag, wipe the stain on the frame. You can do multiple coats or keep it really transparent.

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Step 3: Cut your foam core to the size of the frame. This was a tip from Lauren, and I loved the idea of using foam core instead of a chalkboard, because A) its cheap, B) you can make multiple designs and just switch them out, and C) it’s easier to write on than a real chalkboard.

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Step 4: Sharpen your chalk. This tip from Lauren is a game-changer! It makes it so much easier to get pretty and precise lettering.

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Step 5: Draw your design.

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Step 6: Spray a thin layer of the acrylic or enamel spray to protect the picture (only necessary if you think people will try to touch it, or if you want to reuse it year after year).

Follow this simple tutorial to create a color-stained frame and faux DIY chalkboard print, perfect for any holiday or seasonal home decor!

I am no pro at hand-lettering, but I am trying and its so fun! And did you know that chalk lettering is the easiest place to start if you want to give lettering a try? Who knew!

Follow this simple tutorial to create a color-stained frame and faux DIY chalkboard print, perfect for any holiday or seasonal home decor!

Step 7: Put the print in the frame.

Follow this simple tutorial to create a color-stained frame and faux DIY chalkboard print, perfect for any holiday or seasonal home decor!

And think – with one foam core board, you could make several designs . . . one for every holiday! What phrases would you like to have displayed at your house? Share your inspiration with me!

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Paige

Friday 18th of September 2015

This is so fun! I want to make one since we currently have zero fall decorations!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/