Easy Peasy Chalkboard Art DIY

My niece is getting married this fall.  Yay!!

And because I love her bunches, Marc and I are hosting an engagement party for her this weekend.

Her wedding will be held on a southern plantation.  love them..

Her style is leaning toward formal/traditional.

I'm trying to reflect "just that look" into her party.

It's hard when I want to break out the stripe straws and mason jars LOL

I know chalkboard art is a bit vintage shabby but I just could not help myself!

Ever wonder how they do it?

Here's my lil secret..

I first draw out what I want it to look like on paper.

I then go over it with ink.

Flipping it over, I trace the lines with chalk.

I then flip it back over to its right side and place it on the chalkboard.

Rubbing it gently, the chalk underneath marks the board...

You can see the light image above.

All you do is go over it with chalk and darken and fill where needed.

Yes... it's that easy!

What I love the most about chalkboard art is it's so forgiving.

You make a mistake... erase!

You can see above, I made many mistakes LOL

I like leaving some of the chalk dust behind..

Imperfection is "IN"

I think this chalkboard has been one of my favorite DIY projects by far.

I never realised how much I would use this chalkboard.

For those of you that spotted my empty dining room...

Yes.. I have started to decorate a week early.

I do mock ups...LOL

We eat at the bar and live in party mode for about a week before.

Am I the only one that does this?

Or am I just that weird ..LOL?

This morning...

I woke to this paper trail.

It was tiny paper reminders to call the gym for Maddy.  :)

I think she really wants me to get the message hahaha!!

Guess I better take the hint and the other 15 notes and make that call.

She wants to join a tumbling class for cheer.

There's my sign!   haha



  1. Love your chalkboard art. You did a great job as usual! {HUGS!} PS. Don't forget to call the gym! Ha!

  2. You should scoop up some transfer paper by "Saral". It's coated on one side with chalk (comes in white or blue) for doing transfers, used a lot when transferring oil paintings, etc. I use it all the time, works well, and would take out that extra step of inking the back of your paper first. Big time saver! Would save you time and energy on lots of projects, I bet. Check it out! :)

  3. I've used the transfer paper method, but this is PERFECT for those who don't have an art supply store in town AND don't have great handwriting skills (like me)! Brilliant!

  4. Looks just awesome, Susie...

  5. Wow! Totally cool.. what chalk did you use? I'm trying to decipher between what chalk pencil/ marker is eraser-safe for my new wall chalkboard. Thanks.

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