Hey guys! Here is a fun little chalkboard sign I made for my daughter to hang up in her new apartment. The moment I saw the darling chipboard sneaker, I knew I’d be making something for one of my daughters – they’re all obsessed with this style of shoe! I also used a variety of flowers and some rustic alphabet stickers. Check out how easy this was to make.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Parisian Flowers – Bethany
- English Roses – Celeste
- Symphony Flower – Passion
- Paper Crafting Medley – Arran (shoe)
- Chipboard Alphabet – Natural (I used 2)
- Blank Chalkboard
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Watercolor paints and fine tip marker, if desired
Step 1: The first thing I did was break out the watercolors and add a little color to the sneaker. My daughter actually has shoes this color so that’s why I went with a blueish green. I also used a fine-tip marker to highlight the “stitching” detail on the sneaker. This was my first time trying watercolor on chipboard embellishments – why didn’t I try it sooner? I love how it turned out!
Step 2: Next, I figured out the saying I wanted on my chalkboard. I sketched it out on paper and counted out how many of each letter I would need, to make sure I had enough! I eyeballed the spacing on the board, based on my paper sketch. I didn’t meticulously measure out the spacing, because I don’t mind if it turns out a little funky. I think that adds to the handmade charm. I did use the bag topper from the package of letters as a guide to make sure my lines were fairly straight. The letters are self-stick, so I tried to make sure I had them where I wanted them before I pressed them onto the chalkboard surface.
Step 3: Next was my favorite part: figuring out where to put all the flowers! I tried several different combinations and varieties of flowers and colors before I even plugged in the glue gun. Once I had my layout pretty much planned, I started placing them with hot glue. So easy! Just a dab of glue, press, and voila.
I love that I can sit down and make something really cute with, (let’s be honest), minimal effort or skill. Making pretty things should be fun and relaxing, but it’s sometimes a little scary when you’re just starting out! Little Birdie makes it easy with their massive selection of gorgeous elements that coordinate beautifully.