Newspaper Chalkboard Wall

INSIDE : Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style.
 
Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
 
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Last week I shared on Tiny Prints’ blog how to create a Easter Celebration party and I’m so so excited to share my Newspaper 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.

Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
 

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

How to create a newspaper backdrop:

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 around it once dry.
 
I then wrote out my ‘Easter Celebration Party’ message with regular white chalk.  

To dress up the chalkboard a little for the party, I found  some festive paper flowers.  These are similar and such happy colors.

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!

Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
 
I adore the pop of colors those flowers give the black and white chalkboard.
 
Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
 
I also painted a gold charger with some chalkboard paint for some extra sparkle on the table.
 
Learn how to make a gorgeous and unique backdrop for any party!  Create a newspaper chalkboard wall and celebrate in style. Delineate Your Dwelling #partybackdrop #DIYbackdrop #newspapercraft
 

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!

And see the entire Easter party here!!

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

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23 thoughts on “Newspaper Chalkboard Wall

  1. 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.

  2. 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

    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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