DIY Chalkboard and Heart Garland for $3!

Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments on the bridal shower post! You all made my heart so full when reading them!! One of my favorite projects from the shower this past weekend was a chalkboard that listed important dates in the bride and groom's love story. We placed it right next to the guest book so everyone could see it upon their arrival. I made this board for only $3! I had most of the supplies already so if you need to buy some things like paint it may be a bit more expensive.  Here is the tutorial!

- picture frame with a canvas painting or glass
- chalkboard paint
- chalk
- paint samples
- heart punch
- mini hole punch (1/8 inch) optional 
- white thread and needle
- scotch tape

Step 1: Find a picture that is the shape and size of the board you want to create. I found a great framed canvas painting with out glass in the front for $3 at Goodwill! I am sure you could also just use a framed picture with glass instead of the canvas. 

Step 2: Remove the canvas and paint the smooth side with chalkboard paint. I used 2 layers to create the chalkboard effect.

Step 3: Once dry add back to the frame. 

Step 4: To make the heart garland, take paint samples {I had a ton of these left over from our renovation that you can read about here} and punch out about 8 hearts. 

Step 5: String together the hearts using thread and a needle. I used the 1/8 punch to make a hole in each side of the top of the heart, to make it easier to string the hearts. Once you have the desired length, tape the heart garland to the back of the frame, and use a bit of tape to secure middle heart to the chalkboard
I'm sorry! I forgot to take pictures of this stage :(

Step 6: Write out the important dates with chalk. My friend Katie has beautiful handwriting and so she wrote all of the dates for us.

And voila, you have your chalkboard. I am planning on reusing this board to list our weekly menu in our kitchen, so it will have 2 uses! I hope you have a great Thursday! xoxo Meggan 
  1. I really think that's an awesome idea! And chalkboard paint has so many uses, you'll use it forever. My mom spray painted part of our kitchen door and to this day we use it for everything. It's so practical but we have so much fun with it too and she dresses it up for parties and things, but I never would have thought about the old painting part. You learn something new everyday!

    And girl you are possible! Remember that everyday! You have so much to give! Remember that when things get rough :)

  2. yep, I'm totally copying you! This was my favorite part of the shower you planned...I am helping with an engagement party soon and this might just make an appearance!

  3. This is such a great idea! I'm going to be on the lookout for frames and will certainly incorporate this into the next shower I throw. Thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I love this chalkboard idea and was instantly smitten when you first showed it in the bridal shower post. You are so creative!



  5. This is super cute! I have a friend getting married and I'm forwarding your blog to her :-)

  6. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I definitely want to make this sometime for a shower!

  7. This is so cute! I love how you wrote out all the dates. :)

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  8. i just adore this idea, how precious. and it doesn't even need to be wedding related. married couples can even have this framed up in their house just for fun. perfection!
    xo TJ

  9. This is just gorgeous!! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday! :) Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ BabyBerry

  10. Genius!!! :) I aspire to be crafty like you ;) In the meantime, I'll just enjoy your photos.

  11. that is a genius way to make that chalkboard. thank you for sharing so much!


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