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Simple Saturday: How to Create Fake Chalkboard Art

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Happy Saturday! I thought I would end the week with the last of my Thanksgiving Table details and share how to create fake chalkboard art. It is quick, simple and chalk-free! There is such a craze over chalkboard art right now – you can paint glass and mirrors with chalkboard spray paint, create look-alike chalkboard art in Photoshop or using other editing software, write with chalk on the real deal or you can make it like I did. You only need 2 things – black cardstock paper and a white gel pen (both from Michaels). That’s it!

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I chose to cut my paper down to 5″ x 7″ to fit my frame. Otherwise, all you have to do is come up with a phrase or quote and start lettering! After I finished, I actually decided to tape my art to the front of the frame (on top of the glass) so there wasn’t a glare and you could see it more clearly. I propped it up on my Thanksgiving table and instantly, a personal touch was added. I am definitely going to make another fake chalkboard art piece for Christmas.

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If you missed the other Thanksgiving DIY’s, you can find them here.

Are you going to be doing any Thanksgiving prep this weekend? Enjoy and thanks for swinging by!

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  • Karen
    November 23, 2014 at 5:05 AM

    This was such a good idea since I suck at writing artistically with chalk!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Much Love,

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      Thanks, Karen! Yes, I agree – So much easier to write with a pen 🙂 thank you for stopping by!

  • Candid Delight
    November 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Love this! Can’t wait to try it out! Would you mind checking out my blog?

  • Found This Painted That
    November 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Beautiful table setting!! Love the runner.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Thank you! I figured you can’t go wrong with black and white stripes 🙂