Today I'm going to show you my very quick take on "chalkboard" art that I used to dress up my house. And the best part? It only cost $1 to make! Pretty awesome right?
That's because the "chalkboard" here is just a piece of black poster board. What does that mean? Well, it means that you can make a pretty big piece of art really inexpensively. I'm not sure how many of you remember my fireplace gallery of wall art:
The real secret here is just two types of pastels on poster board.
I used oil pastels for the letters. It's so much more dynamic than a white marker, and since oil pastels leave a bit of a rough look, it looks a bit more like chalk.
Oil pastels are also super cheap too. I bought mine on Amazon for less than $3 for the whole set. I highly recommend these...they make great stocking stuffers too!
white soft pastel, using the side rubbing technique I talked about here. I used my fingers to spread the dust about a bit.
Have a great week everyone!
Looking for more Christmas crafts? Check out these from previous years!
Free printable gift tags!
These pillows....which I seriously want to keep out all year long because I love them so much.
Fabric letters to Santa: