Hi everyone, we’ve been busy this week preparing for our big photo shoot of the Crafts Lab. The lab was opened just one year ago, and it continues to be an inspiring place for the Scrapbooks etc. staff to play and create. (We’ll take you on a tour of the Crafts Lab in an upcoming issue!)
In getting ready for the shoot, I pulled out a simple, but oh so fun product from my stash: Wallies peel-and-stick chalkboard sheets. It’s not a new product (and in fact its on sale right now on their website), but it just never ceases to be useful and fun in creating. I’d been thinking about adapting an idea I’d seen on Pinterest to make a chalkboard menu board in our kitchen, and while I had it out, I thought I’d give it a shot. This fabulous idea comes from Heather at WhipperBerry. Do yourself a favor and check out this blog. You’ll find a tutorial for this chalkboard project, as well as many other clever ideas.
Isn’t it awesome?! I wish I had the beautiful cabinet Heather used to recreate the board, but instead the end of my kitchen cabinet was available. To create my version of this ultra-cute board, I used two sheets of the peel-and-stick chalkboard sheets (in slate), and rounded two corners on each sheet. (You’ll get four 9×12″ sheets in a package.)
The next step was to die-cut words and circles from self-adhesive white vinyl sheets using my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. (It looks like Heather used the Doodletype Cricut cartridge for her board.) I didn’t have good luck punching the circles from the vinyl, so I die-cut the white circles, and then die-cut the initials for each weekday out of the chalkboard sheets. The whole project took me about 30 minutes start to finish.
A dear friend of mine did remind me that I actually need to fill it in with menu items now. Small technicality, but I will. Next week.
Have a great weekend! Polly
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