DIY Burlap Chalkboard
As I mentioned in a previous post about edible center pieces, I am throwing a baby shower in a couple weeks with a shabby chic theme! Burlap is where the shabby comes in, so I wanted to find unique ways to incorporate the rustic texture.
I found these burlap plates on a display at Hobby Lobby and actually bought them on a whim with no real purpose because I just thought they were pretty cool! As I got to thinking about decor for the shower and after some intense Pinterest browsing, I saw you could use chalkboard paint on burlap. Say what!? I was skeptical at first too, but thought I’d give it a whirl on one of the plates, since I had no other real use for it. And guess what? It actually works!
Here are the super easy directions for this DIY Burlap Chalkboard tutorial.
what you will need:
- Burlap (could be a remnant, pendant anything burlap)
- Large paint brush
- Chalkboard paint
- White chalk
- Embellishments :: lace ribbon, burlap flowers, etc. (Optional)
- Hot glue or fabric glue for embellishments
what you will need to do:
- Paint the chalkboard paint onto the burlap VERY generously and let dry.
- Repeat at least three times until you have a good layer in place to fill some of the grooves in the burlap. To give you perspective, I painted three plates and used nearly an entire bottle of chalkboard paint.
- Add any embellishments you’d like. I edged mine in lace ribbon using hot glue and added a lace and burlap flower to drive home the shabby chic flair!
- Decorate with chalk as you desire. I will warn you that unlike a traditional flat surface, it takes a bit more elbow grease to erase the chalk. And depending on how well you covered the surface you may get chalk in the grooves as well. I figured after a couple uses if it looks too used I will just paint another layer of chalkboard paint over it.
I told you this was pretty easy! Now go find yourself some burlap and give this tutorial a whirl!