Good morning! I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We sure did! In our house the Friday after Thanksgiving is completely reserved for the start of Christmas Decorating. We begin with the outside of our home and then Big Daddy takes his life in he hands. . . .
and climbs the pulldown attic stairs.
May God have mercy on his soul.
Today I wanted to share with y’all the easiest and cheapest Christmas craft ever!
Total cost $2
I’m crappin y’all negative.
4 white plates (I chose dinner size)
Black chalkboard paint
Printer & paper
The only thing I had to actually purchase for this project was the white plates. Everything else on the list I already had in my house. I went to my neighborhood Goodwill and found four white china plates with sort of a interesting / fancy rim. They were a whopping $.50 each. I chose a solid white plate because I like the dramatic effect of black and white, but any plate will do. Lime green or a white plate with a red or blue rim would be great also.
I then painted the center of each plate with my Rustoleum black chalkboard paint.
Don’t fret if your center is not painted perfectly. When it is dry just take your fingernail and scrape off the imperfection.
Next print out your letters on your home computer using Word. I chose the font Graphis because it’s one of my favorites.
Anytime I do a chalkboard I use the same technique. I rub my chalk on the backside of the letter and then flip it over and trace the letter with an ink pen on to my board and fill it in with chalk.
Here’s the finished product
We don’t have a wooden door in this house but how cool would this be hung down the length of a front door??? I think it would be a fantastic alternative to the traditional wreath.
Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!
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