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Newspaper Chalkboard Wall

Monday, April 14, 2014


Last week I shared on Tiny Prints' blog how to create a Easter Celebration party and I'm so so excited to share my Chalkboard Wall with you all today!  Would it be weird to keep this chalkboard up with an Easter greeting, in July because I love it that much.

As I started dreaming about this year's Easter Celebration party, I came across Tiny Print's Miraculously Smiling Canary Easter card.  I instantly fell in love with the colors and style.  I knew right away my party would be filled with cheerful spring colors + patterns, lots of chalkboard and a few fun crafts.

The Easter card I selected was actually meant to have a family photo at the top, but I quickly designed a chalkboard graphic and added orange stripes to the background and viola', my card was turned into a fun chalkboard invite!  I just couldn't pass up the colors and patterns of the "Easter" text at the bottom.


The main focus of my Easter party was the chalkboard backdrop.  I created it using only newspaper and chalkboard paint.

I stapled six sheets of newspaper together and then blocked off my "chalkboard area".  Using chalkboard spray paint, I gave it about three light coats of paint and then used a gold foil paint pen to create a border.  I then wrote out my 'Easter Celebration Party' message with chalk.

To dress up the chalkboard a little for the party, I found (let's be honest, I ran full speed ahead to Target the moment Oh Joy's party line came out) some festive paper flowers.  I also cut out one of my party invitation in the shape of a flower.  Using a hot glue gun, I attached ribbon as leaves to the flowers and then to the chalkboard!


I adore the pop of colors those flowers give the black and white chalkboard.



I also painted a gold charger with some chalkboard paint for some extra sparkle on the table. 


Next, I will be sharing how to create the adorable Easter cups shown above and then how to craft the adorable mint green tissue paper eggs.  Be sure to check back for the details!

matthew 28.6
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

21 comments:

  1. Clever idea....thanks for sharing

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  2. Oh wow it's right on the newspaper! How clever. Your handwriting is so pretty! And I didn't know you're a lefty!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Not a lefty, just a lefty while I'm trying to take a picture. =)

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  3. This is so cute! Just shared it on my FB + pinned! :)

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    1. Thanks for all the shares, Michelle!

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  4. Those paper flowers are such a cute touch!

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    1. Thanks, Krista! I fell in love with those paper flowers. You may see them pop up around my house.

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  5. Very pretty! Those flowers are awesome.

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  6. This is fabulous, Amy! And I agree, your handwriting is amazing. I love everything about this project {as usual}!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

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    1. Aw, you're too sweet Tasha! And I had to take a handwriting class in college. I'm a landscape architect, so we had to learn architectural style handwriting. Crazy, huh?

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  7. Those flowers are so bright and fun! Pinning!

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  8. I love the flowers and chalkboards!

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  9. Super cute decorations!!!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. I love anything chalkboard related and this sure is one of them. Love the added flower colors that make it pop. Such a creative project and super cute!

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  11. Love the chalkboard idea on newspaper...genius. Oh and the plate is to die for. I think I'll head down to the Dollar store and get me some plates to do that too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Such a sweet and clever idea! It all turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Funday! Pinning!

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  13. this is such a creative idea, I absolutely love it! Checking this out from life created Tuesdays, So Cool!!
    Cathy

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  14. This is genius and so gorgeous! Love your pops of color with the flowers too! You have beautiful handwriting by the way :) Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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  15. Congrats! You are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/04/do-tell-tuesday-20-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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