SCRAPBOOK PAPER HOLIDAY GARLAND & A SNOWFLAKE CHALKBOARD
Remember my holiday trivets project I shared last week? It got me thinking that, stencils are not only good for pencils or paint, but they could also be a great use on a chalkboard wall!
Shortly after we moved into our house, one of the first things we did was paint a wall with chalkboard paint in the craft room. I stayed up late on Sunday then, stenciling away using the same snowflake stencils I used last week and white chalk. But I didn't end it there. A holiday garland was always a thought in the back of my mind, and I thought that making one now was perfect for this project to give the wall some depth.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
Snowflake stencils (SIMILAR)
Yarn (#732 Ivory from Hobby Lobby)
Gold adhesive letters (from Target)
Scrapbook paper (I chose a variety of geometric patterns from THIS Heidi Swapp book)
DIRECTIONS (FOR GARLAND):
I decided to spell out "HAPPY HOLIDAY", so I selected six different paper patterns and trimmed them to 12 4 1/2 x 3 inch pieces of paper, two in each pattern. Then I trimmed the bottom of each paper with the doily punch, which was the closest thing I had resembling a snowflake (however you can purchase an actual snowflake one HERE).
I spelled out my phrase by sticking on these shiny gold letters that I found in Target's school supply section, and punched a hole at the top corners for the yarn. I tied a bow at the ends of the garland, and hung it up with tape.
If you have little minions, they might enjoy the stenciling part more. I left the bottom half of the wall empty for my three-year-old to take a shot at later.
I also love my little rolling cart. I bought it last year from HomeSense. You might find some other options HERE.
Have you ever applied stencil to a wall with chalk?
Thanks for stopping by today, friends :)