Today, I bring to you another DIY! I planned this post a very long time ago, so please excuse the Christmas decor and theme throughout this post as we are just getting excited for Spring… Whoops, I procrastinated. I thought about just not posting this at all, since the pictures are so old, but you know what? Better late than never. heh Life is busy, but I am excited to be posting more on here soon! This DIY is a chalkboard garland! What’s great about this is it’s SO versatile. You can reuse this banner for every occasion, since you can just erase and write whatever you need to for the holiday and it’s SO cute and vintage-y looking. 🙂
Let’s get started!
First, lay out your wooden garland pieces. (I bought mine from the Target dollar aisle) Make sure to lay down some paper so you don’t turn your entire table into a chalk board… unless of coarse you want to- it would be pretty fun.
Next, take you brush and begin painting on your chalk board paint. 🙂
Let it dry for a half hour or longer and add more coats until it looks just how you want it and feel free to paint the other side, too. I think it looks better when the back side has at least one coat on it, too, because if the pieces get twisted, you won’t see the unpainted side of it.
Let the paint dry and then string it onto your twine/whatever kind of string your little heart desires. I found it was helpful to poke the paint out of the holes with a toothpick to make threading easier.
Now is the fun part, where you get to write on your garland! Since this was Christmas time, I wrote Merry X-mas, but this would also work for Happy Easter or any other holiday, depending on how many wooden pieces you need for the letters.
I hope that you all enjoyed reading this post event though the pictures are from two seasons ago. *Hangs head* The great thing about this garland is that even though I took these pictures at Christmastime, I can now just rub off Merry X-mas and write Happy Easter, Happy B-day, or anything I need for the occasion! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you soon! XOXO