INSIDE : Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party! Get your craft on and create this Newspaper Chalkboard Wall and celebrate in style this Easter season.
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This post has been updated since it’s original April 2014 publish date.
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about hosting an Easter Celebration party. I’m so excited to share today how I made a creative and totally unique Newspaper Chalkboard Easter Wall!
Would it be weird to keep this chalkboard up with an Easter greeting, in July because I love it that much.
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Easter Party Decor Inspiration
I always think it’s important when planning a party to pick a theme or even a color palette. And for this Easter Party I took my decor inspiration from an Invitation.
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 pastel 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.
Supplies needed for a DIY Newspaper Chalkboard Sign
How to create a Newspaper Backdrop
To create a big chalkboard sign, I started by collecting newspaper for a few weeks. Then, I stapled six sheets of newspaper together to create a huge “canvas” of sorts.
Next, I covered the perimeter sections of my newspaper to show only the center “chalkboard area”. Using chalkboard spray paint, I gave the center area about three light coats of paint.
You can see the paint didn’t make a perfect clean line, but it was good enough for me.
To help create the illusion of a cleaner line, I ended up using my favorite gold foil paint marker to create a border around the chalkboard area.
I love the shimmer gold foil gives everything it touches!
Next, I did some practicing on scrap paper and I then wrote out my ‘Easter Celebration Party’ message with regular white chalk.
To dress up the chalkboard a little for the party, I hot glued some fun paper flowers to the top and bottom corners. These are similar ones and such happy colors.
To hang my DIY sign on the wall, I simply used easy pushpins. Done and done!
I adore the pop of colors those flowers give against the black and white newspaper and chalkboard.