Welcome to our first monthly blog hop! Each month, on the first Wednesday, this group of ladies will team up with a seasonal theme in mind and share our ideas with you! This month we’re sharing some back to school ideas, but more specifically, chalkboard ideas! We all had different takes on the subject and you can view all the ideas below by clicking on the image you want to see the post for! Stick around because at the bottom I’ll give you the tutorial on MY craft and what I did to celebrate back to school! Enjoy all the fun ideas!
| Craft Quickies: Framed Fall Colors Art
| Four Marrs One Venus: Magnetic Words
| Giggles Galore: DIY Chalkboard Placemats
| Crazy Little Projects: Lunch Box with Chalkboard
| The Cards We Drew: Preschool Wreath
| Dimple Prints: Back to School Chalkboard Decor
| 52 Mantels: Organizing with Chalkboard Labels
| Designing, Dining, & Diapers: Back to School Chalkboard Sign
| Smart School House: Welcome Back to School
My son is only in preschool, so I decided it may be fun to make a little preschool back to school wreath with a little chalkboard on it. This wreath was so simple to make!
What you need:
Small wreath form (I got mine in the Target dollar bin)
scrapbooking letters from American Crafts
I started by wrapping my wreath form with red ribbon and hot gluing the ends down. From there, I started making my paper medallions to attach to my wreath form. You can make paper medallions or pinwheels using my previous tutorial HERE. After that, I made my button apples. They are very easy to make, I used red paper to fill in the holes on the buttons and then I added a little green and stem and leaf. I hot glued it all to my medallion and glued it onto the wreath.
Finally, I added my American Crafts scrapbook letters…you could write “Back to School” or “Welcome Back” or spell out the grade…there are tons of options. Then, add your mini chalkboard with letters on it for a little more back to school flair!
The whole thing took me about 30 minutes to make and is small enough that you won’t feel bad putting it away a few weeks into the school year!
I hope you enjoyed all our ideas! Be sure to stop by all my friends’ blogs too for more Back to School Chalkboard Ideas!
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