What you’ll need:
1. Pick out a phrase, a quote, or a few words that you want to write and use a straight edge and a pencil to draw lines to be your guide.
2. Mark off spacers according to the number and size of letters you will write.
3. Use pencil to outline your words (the eraser will become your friend!).
4. Use chalkboard marker to go over pencil outline (this washes off with water in case of any woopsie daisies).
5. Go over the lines to achieve your desired thickness.
6. Use a picture as your guide to decorate the border. If you click on the Pinterest logo on the lefthand side of this screen, that will take you to my Pinterest board in which I pinned several chalkboard art inspirations onto my “Crafty Things” board. It helps me sooo much to look at pictures! For this one, I started with a the line around the border (I used the straight edge as my guide) and I connected the lines at each corner in a curved line.
7. Next, I added three oval shapes in the outer corner of the curved line.
8. I then outlined the border in a thinner line.
9. And I added a few dots to each corner.
10. I used one of my Pinterest pins that showed different flourishes to add in between lines to add to the bottom of my words an wa-la! It was done!
*I did this particular piece for the company I work for. You can make chalkboard art seasonal, inspirational, or comical. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
(chalkboard: Kirkland’s (on sale now!); chalkboard pen: Sur La Table; vase: Marshall’s; flowers: Hobby Lobby)