Do YOU love chalkboard paint as much as I do? I love how it’s so easy to paint any surface and make it a chalkboard. I love any kind of chalkboard, small or large! Surely you have used chalkboard paint too!
- DecoArt (Americana) Chalkboard Paint
- Foam brush
- wooden hearts (I got mine from my sister, but you can get them at your local craft store)
- Ribbon (for hanging)
Cordless drill (to drill holes in hearts)
This is a very quick and easy project. I used wooden heart cutouts and DecoArt Chalkboard Paint.
I love the little containers that DecoArt has. The flip top with the small hole makes it so easy NOT to waste paint. I squirted a little dab of paint on each heart.
I love to use foam brushes with chalkboard paint, it makes it paint on so smoothly.
After allowing the first coat to dry, I applied a second coat of chalkboard paint.
These hearts were already painted on the back side. I used some Scotch Blue painter’s tape to help get a smooth finish while drilling.
The hole drills a little “cleaner” if you use the tape.
I tied some red ribbon on the hearts, and tested them in my kitchen window.
I wrote “conversation hearts” words on them with chalk ink. Jamie gave me some for Christmas, and I love it!
A close up.
With the shade closed, you can see they are suspended from a tension rod. (that is not visible when the shade is raised.)
I have had that little wooden decoration for YEARS! Sometimes I just can’t let things go. If you’ve never seen them before, on the other 3 sides it reads… Merry Christmas, Easter Greetings, Welcome Friends.
The really great thing is that when someone comes to visit, they will see them hanging in the window (from the outside) and they will see cute red and pink hearts.
Did I tell you how much I love chalkboard paint? If you need some, you really should try the DecoArt brand. I love how easy it was to work with, and the bottles are just too darn cute!
Look how cute the little chalkboard hearts look on my Valentine Tree.
Do you see how nice the chalk ink looks? You can’t get chalk to write like that!
What chalkboard projects have you done lately? I’ve got another really cute chalkboard idea I’ll be posting soon over at The DIY Club.
By the way, have you noticed how much conversation heart words have changed with the times? I saw one lately that said “I M ME”. This year, I expect to see “TEXT ME”.