Wood Slice Chalkboard Tutorial
Posted by Devin
If you follow my personal Instagram or Facebook accounts, you know all about my current obsession with wood slices. I can't seem to get enough of them! I have seen wood slice chalkboards at craft shows and wanted to make my own for a really long time. So last month I finally ran to the craft store to buy a wood slice and did it! This project is super simple and pretty self-explanatory, but for any beginner crafters I am giving you the step-by-step today. Here's what you'll need:
Wood Slice (available at craft supply stores)
Paintbrush (a good one that can make a sharp edge)
First you need to paint your wood slice with the chalkboard paint. I used my fine-edged paint brush to line the edges of the painted area. The wood slice has rings (as all trees do) and I simply picked a ring to follow as I painted around the edge. I left two rings between the outer bark and my painted area. Once the edge was outlined, I used the sponge brush to make a nice even coat of paint on the inside. I painted three coats to make sure it was solid looking and not too thin. After all, it is going to be a chalkboard!
Once the paint is dry, simply drill two holes in the top of the wood slice and string twine through the holes for hanging. Twine compliments the already rustic look of the chalkboard perfectly. I attached a small piece of burlap and a little greenery and my sign was ready to go! I love the cute little detail it adds to my entryway.
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