Faux Christmas Chalkboard Wall Art was written on behalf of Michaels Craft Stores. All opinions and craftiness are our own!
As a craft blogger, the one question that we hear over and over again is what inspires you? That question can be so hard to answer because inspiration is everywhere! Most of the time, however, I am inspired by all of you… other crafters, friends, family, women who love to create.
Recently, I saw this adorable holiday sign shared on Instagram by Homerehabs. It featured a pretty Christmas chalkboard and I knew it was such a great idea for my mantel!
I have to admit… I am not good with chalk art. By not good, I mean terrible! I knew there must be a way around that little issue, but I wasn’t sure. I found this great vinyl decal on Etsy. It was perfect and I wouldn’t have to draw a thing!
I got a large piece of foam core board and covered it with a piece of black project paper. The paper was the type that you find in a roll in the model section of the craft store. I simply wrapped it up like a gift.
I then framed the board and rubbed chalk all over to season the chalkboard and give it a realistic effect. I wiped off the excess chalk with a paper towel. For full instructions on how to make the frame, you can visit the chalkboard art guru… Dear Lillie!
To finish the project, I transferred the vinyl decal to the chalkboard. To make sure it was even, I measured and marked off with chalk. It really was so simple, because the decal came ready to go on transfer paper. Just peel and stick!
I love that I have such a large piece over my mantel and it was so affordable! You can’t beat a custom piece that is everything that you envisioned… and more!
What will you make this Christmas?
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I would have never guessed this wasn’t actually a chalkboard! I think I’m going to have to make my own!
Heather Grow says
Love this! I think it’s brilliant to skip the lettering and go for a decal.
I love this – looks like actual chalkboard
This is beautiful and it sets the tone for the room. Gorgeous! Pinned, and want to make!
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says
What a great secret cheater trick! Love it. For those of us that are chalk challenged… and don’t have an overhead projector!
The big size really make a beautiful statement.
Merry Christmas to you ~Shannon
Such a gorgeous and easy way to make chalkboard art! LOVE!
My handwriting is terrible so I love this idea of using a premade vinyl decal! What a clever idea!! Pinned!
Lolly Jane says
That is a creative way to “chalk” 😉 Love the mantel, so so pretty! You ladies rock! XO
Oh wow…SO CLEVER! It turned out stunning!!
Kat@Home. Made. Interest. says
It looks great and I love the idea of using vinyl rather than trying to freehand something with chalk (or having to find a projector!).
This is just gorgeous!
KC Coake says
I love this! So pretty and looks like a fun project.
Beautiful and I love how easy you make it!
Angie @ CCC says
Gorgeous as always ladies!!