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Canvas Chalkboard for Holiday Greetings

Canvas Chalkboard for Holiday Greetings

The home is like a playground for holiday decorations. I’m going nuts this year with new holiday decor. As I was shopping for holiday knickknacks, I came across a few things I thought I could totally make at home with the supplies I already had instead. One of the decor items was a canvas chalkboard for holiday greetings.

Holiday Chalkboard Decor

I know every one of us crafty girls have been to a wine and paint night experience. You know, the kind you and your girlfriend get together to paint the same picture. I don’t know about you but the paintings never come out so great for me but I do keep the finished canvases around just because. I have so many piled up that it’s time I re-purpose those canvases.

For this DIY (Draw It Yourself) project, I took each canvas and painted black chalk paint over it. I used a white chalk marker to write and draw over the canvas. What I got was new home decor that I didn’t have to pay a dime for. Here are two that I made this year. One was for fall which was more of a free-hand drawing. Hey, I got better with time. The other is for the holiday season. In this post, I will show you how to draw a canvas chalkboard for holiday greetings.

Fall Chalk Board Decor

Holiday Chalkboard decor

You will need:

A canvas

Black chalk paint

White chalk marker

Washi tape

How to draw a chalkboard holiday greeting

  1. Paint the canvas with black chalk paint and let it dry completely. Don’t forget to paint the edge and sides of the canvas.
  2. Use washi tape to evenly distribute in four sections. This will serve as a ruler to write your message straight.
  3. Shake the chalk markers really well and begin writing your message. I wrote “MERRY & BRIGHT”. Keep the font or handwriting the same throughout the message.
  4. Peel the washi tape off when done.
  5. Add a “smile” curve on the bottom of the message.
  6. Draw little leaves and stop before you get to the center of the curve. Continue drawing leaves on the other side of the curve.
  7. Draw two large loops over the center of the curve.
  8. Draw a larger loop connecting one end of the loop to the other creating a bow. Repeat on the other side.
  9. Draw the ribbon hanging over the bow. Shade in the bow but not the upper and lower loop.
  10. Repeat the same “smile” curve over the top of MERRY and fill in with only  leaves.

NOTE: If you mess up, use a moist paper towel to wipe it off. Let it dry completely before continue drawing.

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