Make It Monday- Chalkboard Back Drop

star1 Large chalkboards are fun to use at parties but they can be very expensive if you buy one in the stores.  This backdrop was easy to make and didn’t cost a lot of money.

You need

  • A piece of 1/2 inch plywood (mine is 40 inches by 72 inches). The store should cut it for you.
  • a quart of chalk board paint in any color and a roller
  • chalk

Using a paint roller, paint your plywood with the chalkboard paint and let dry.  Stencil on you design with a pencil.  I used a large star that I found at the party store to draw my star.  I then drew a small border around it.  I also cut out the 11 in vinyl with my silhouette machine and attached the vinyl to my board.  I colored around it and then removed so that the numbers would be crisp and straight.  Use a wet cloth to erase any mistakes.


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For this back drop, I used curtains to decorate the sides.   Best part- now that the part is over my kids use this backdrop to play school.

One party down, two to go, finding a rental, packing and moving all in the next two weeks. Have to remind myself to keep breathing.  Have a great week.


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