30 July 2014

Paper chalkboard

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

Have you tried this? Writing with chalk on paper?

Recently for my brother’s big day, I did just that. I made this “welcome” sign by writing with chalk on textured paper and then framed up to look like a chalkboard. The truth is I was about to buy a can of chalk paint for the job when my heart prompted me to try on paper.

Though I really don’t mind owning chalk paint, I’m glad to have found that paper makes a good mock blackboard. Hooray for paper!

The chalk wipes off easily with tissue or cloth, or with a rubber eraser.

I can’t stop thinking about its other possibilities…gift tag, speech bubble, writing board, label…

Comments (6)   2010.09.15

  1. From Tracy

    WOW… I didn’t know that–paper! I have to try! ;o) Very cute idea… Thanks for the tip, as always, Clara! Happy Day ((HUGS))

    2010.09.15 @ 8:49 pm

  2. From Christy

    great idea! what type of paper did you use? :)

    2010.09.15 @ 9:00 pm

  3. From alice

    This is a super great idea! I can use it for my wedding too! Thank you! :)

    2010.09.17 @ 12:30 am

  4. From Ruth

    I recently discovered that Daiso now stocks small chalk/white boards. Really cute and versatile too. A few different sizes but I think nothing bigger than A4.

    Would be a good alternative if you need something more hardy or long term. :)

    2010.09.21 @ 2:56 am

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    2010.09.25 @ 10:29 pm

  6. From Rachel

    That is super cute- what a great idea! A reader commented on my blog about this. She’s right- I love it!

    2011.03.19 @ 1:27 pm

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