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Monday, September 26, 2016

Inspirational Chalkboard Tray​

DIY Home decor
Adorable Chalkboard Quote Home Decor DIY!
This posted on Oriental Trading Blog earlier this year.
I received the supplies from Oriental Trading in exchange for this fun post!
I love putting quotes, scriptures or other inspirational sayings in my home.   Making it part of the home decor is even better!
Easy DIY: Inspirational Chalkboard Tray
You will need these wonderful supplies from Oriental Trading:
As well as some paint and ribbon of choice
Paint the outside edge and inside edge of the tray with the paint.
I used my favorite color, Aqua! 
Let the paint dry completely.
Paint the inside of the tray with chalkboard paint.
Let it dry completely. 
Now for the inspirational quote....find one you like...I chose a quote that says:
The more we Share, the more we Have.
These can be changed on a regular basis.  Different scripture verses, short quotes or even holiday fun signs!
Just erase with a warm damp cloth and write again!  
Here is an easy way to put a quote onto a chalkboard!
First print out the desired text on lightweight paper.
Next write with regular chalk on the back of the text.  
Use the side of the chalk and fill the back of the paper, so it becomes chalk carbon paper.
Then place the paper on the tray and trace the letters with a piece of chalk.   Because we are just making an imprint, 
you could actually trace over the letters with a pencil.  This would give you much more precise lines and greater detail.
Tape or hold the paper in place so it doesn't move while writing.
The imprint is messy...but it's easy enough to trace over with the chalk marker.
Trace the lettering with the chalk marker and let dry completely.  Chalk Markers are so much fun.  They are wet paint and take
a while to dry.  They are good for writing on any non-pourous surface.  Great for mirrors, car windows, metal, white boards and
chalkboards.  They wash off easily with warm water.
Let the chalk marker dry for about 30 minutes.  Then wipe the dry chalk off the background with a dry cloth
 and hang in the house with a ribbon.  This would look great on an entry table, nightstand, or as part of the holiday
decor on the mantle!  
This craft would be a fantastic project for a Super Saturday or Girls Craft Night!  Great for teens/tweens for summer camp
or other youth activity night!  Great to make as a gift too--especially if you include some cookies!

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