I have been planning this post for a while and have not had the time to actually write it… since Christmas actually.. heh I will be posting more often when life slows down a little, but for now, my posts will probably be very inconsistent… I could promise to post every week and be super productive, but then I probably wouldn’t and hopes would be up for nothing. I shall not raise hopes to only crush them and so, my realistic promise is to post once a month until summer, when I will go blog crazy and put all my effort into creating good, quality posts. *takes a deep breath* Anyway, now, I will show you my creation!
Today, I will be showing you how to make a chalkboard arrow sign! So, if you’re all about dat DIY life, I hope that you’ll enjoy this post and maybe be inspired to make one of these arrows yourself! 🙂
Step one: Buy an arrow! I got mine from Ben Franklin.
Step two: Obtain thyself a brush and some chalkboard paint.
Step three: Paint the arrow with the chalkboard paint. (p.s. don’t forget to cover thy surface so you don’t enrage thy mother).
Step four: Let the paint dry and set for the amount of time instructed on your bottle… or don’t… like me. Everything worked out in the end, though! My bottle said to let it set for hours in between, but I do not have that much patience when it comes to watching paint dry.. It’s very boring. (Although I really strongly recommend starting with a white coat of paint or a primer if you try this yourself, because this paint was hard to build up at first). Then, continue to add coats until the paint is as opaque as you would like. I know mine looks extremely light right now, but I promise, it eventually builds up. I gave mine about four coats and let them set for about 15 minutes to a half an hour in between, depending on how patient I was at the moment.
Step Six: Cry tears of joy that the stupid chalkboard paint has finally had enough coats to be opaque. Then, once the paint and your tears have dried, clean your brush and begin putting mod podge on the edges of your arrow. I chose to put mine only on the rim of it, but not the whole edge, because I covered that part in tape later, but you can put the mod podge wherever your heart desires… as long as you want the sparkles there later, because otherwise, it would be pointless. I recommend working in sections so the glue doesn’t dry.
Step Seven: BESPARKLE THAT BABY.
Step 8: Once your whole arrow is besparkled to your desired amount of glittery perfection, let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then seal it in with another coat of mod podge. Don’t worry, the sparkles will still be shiny when it dries, even though it looks like you are destroying all of the beautiful work you have just accomplished at first.
Step Nine: If you have glittered the entire side, you are finished! But I chose to add some patterned tape that I got from the Target dollar aisle (AKA heaven on earth). I love the way this finished it off and made it look so much more clean. I think adding the tape is a good idea because of the sharp lines it gives. It covered all the mistakes I made AND it made it look super cute. This tape is just perfect and that’s all there is to it.
TADAAA *Jazz Hands* Now, we have successfully finished our arrow sign! I wrote a cute saying about arrows on mine, because it’s an arrow, so I mean.. I had to. 🙂 I am obsessed with it! I set it in my room and I never get tired of looking at it!
I hope that you all enjoyed seeing this little project that I did! I am really happy with how it turned out AND it was super inexpensive! Thank you so much for reading! I am sending you all hugs through the screen and I hope you have a wonderful day. :3