Am I jumping the gun on Christmas crafting? I might be, BUT this is as long as I could hold off!! I love Christmas and everything that comes with it! I love putting up the tree, decorating the house, hanging the stockings, and burning Christmas scented candles! Last year we went a bit overboard on the red Christmas decor, so this year we’re taming it down a bit and going with a black, green, and white … and much more simplistic … color scheme. Today, I’m here sharing one of our newest holiday projects … Cutting Board Chalkboard Art!
This is a quick and simple project that can really be used year round … and customized to any color scheme or decor! It’s also relatively inexpensive … especially if you can find a thrifted cutting board! Ours, however, came new from Target, and can totally still be used on the reverse side as a serving platter (I kinda like it as decor, however).
For this project, you just need a couple supplies. I used:
- A cutting board (check Goodwill or your local thrift store for second hand cutting boards for super cheap)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Foam Brush
- Painters Tape
- Accessories: we used a small piece of flannel fabric to tie around the handle with a fresh boxwood sprig for some holiday color
And here’s how simple it is:
Step One: Tape off a rectangle on the board using painters tape and paint center will Chalkboard paint:
Tip: Paint one thin coat of chalkboard paint with vertical brush strokes and allow to dry 30 minutes. For the second coat, paint with horizontal strokes, allow to dry. Continue alternating directions until area is well covered.
Step 2: Allow Chalkboard paint to dry completely, then ‘prime’ paint by rubbing chalk over the entire surface using the side of your chalk:
Step 3: Wipe off chalk using a paper towel, then draw/write on your design:
Step 4: Add some accessories to the handle for added interest / color:
We used some left over flannel fabric from our Flannel Coasters and a sprig of real boxwood.
Step 5: Proudly display in your kitchen (or mantel, wall, or really anywhere you need a little added decor):
I love how it looks … especially at night illuminated by the Christmas scented upcycled wine bottle candle:
How about you … have you started your holiday decorating or are you strict on the waiting-til-after-Thanksgiving-Christmas-decorating-policy?