Sunday, March 27, 2011

Make Your Own Linen Chalkboard Tape (& a Save the Date notice)

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Have you realized I can't put down the chalkboard paint lately? This Americana Chalkboard Paint from DecoArt is so easy to work with that I almost can't stand it! So far I've done 3 projects that involve chalkboards made from paper! And they've all worked like a charm...
I keep thinking about what else can be turned into a chalkboard! After making my Stenciled Bird Candle Wrap using linen cloth tape last week, I wondered if it could be transformed into a chalkboard as well. Here's how I did it...


I started by putting down some craft paper to create a work surface. I then simply cut off a length of linen tape and used a foam brush to apply the paint to the tape.

After it dried, I used the long side of a piece of chalk to prime the surface and then use a rag from the Bag of Rags to wipe off the chalk.

Then I did several creative things with the new chalkboard tape. First, I cut a small piece and...

{to be continued...}


Did you know The DIY Club is celebrating its one-year anniversary this April? As one of the official DIY gals, I can say that you are ALL invited to the party!! There's an official invitation coming, but get your calendars marked for April 16-30!! Part of the fun is the Chalk Talk party here at WhisperWood Cottage. So, get your project ready for the Chalk Talk party and the DIY Club Anniversary Celebration, April 16-30!!


  1. waiting. Thanks for the beginning, what a unique idea.
    - Joy

  2. Are you really only 1 year old!
    Wow, you've giving a lot of inspiration in only 1 year!! Happy birthday!

  3. this is FABULOUS! I am going to do this for sure! Big plans for this, and thank you for blowing my mind! Never would have thought of that!

  4. What a great idea... I LOVE their chalkboard paint too!


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