DIY Event Chalk Boards
If you’ve ever hosted a birthday party, anniversary, or shower you may have noticed that a lot of people have a Chalkboard that says something about the person that the party is for. They are fun, easy to make and super cute.
You can always purchase one on ETSY and have someone custom make it for you but trust me half the fun in having these are making them yourself. Finding the right embellishments you want, the different fonts, and deciding what you want to stay.
The first one I made was for my niece’s first birthday party and I searched hundreds of templates but I just couldn’t find one that would have everything I wanted to include. That’s when I figured I would just give my hand at Arts & Crafts a go.
I’m not very good when it comes to drawing, but what I did was look up pictures & fonts online and then try my best to free hand it on a piece of paper several times before I drew the real thing. Some of the smaller pictures I was able to print via my computer and then trace onto the board; and I even went outside the box by finding a gift bag or card at the store related to my theme and using that to trace onto the board.
It took quite a long time to complete but I had so much fun making the board and it was worth it. Everyone was really pleased with how it came out, and I ended up sending it to my sister and brother in law; they had it framed.
The possibilities with these kinds of boards are endless!
So first things first…
What You’ll Need:
Black Foam Board (either a small one or a tri-fold)
Pencil or Colored Pencil
Pictures & Fonts
Use a sheet of computer paper and make rough drafts of how you want your project to look before you go straight for the board. You won’t get it right on the first try.
When you are ready to do your board, either free hand or trace in your photos first with pencil. Then go over them with colored pencil; lightly, before you use your Metallic Marker.
Then start with your fonts and work your way from top to bottom.
If your going to be making sections on your board; do that FIRST.
Take your time.
I just made another one for my cousin’s baby shower; I’ll be making two for the shower but the bigger one is not finished yet…Have a look…