About a month ago we were hit by Hurricane Hermine. It wasn’t horrible but a few trees in our yard fell down. Kenny took his chainsaw and cut them up so that he could move them easier. He also cut Dustyn and I a few wood slices. I thought it would make a cute rustic chalkboard. My penmanship isn’t the prettiest so I thought I would also share a short tutorial on how to take any lettering or image and transfer it to a chalkboard. The possibilities are endless, but since this was a small wood slice chalkboard I just did a simple Happy Halloween.
Wood Slice Chalkboard & Lettering Transfer Tutorial
- Wood Slice (you can buy these at a craft store)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Printed Image
- Chalk Marker
If you are using a rough piece of wood take the sandpaper and smooth it out. You don’t want to get rid of all the grain, but you want it to be smooth enough to write on.
Follow the directions on your chalkboard paint. Mine said to paint on two coats of paint and let it dry thoroughly before using.
Since October is here, I printed out this Happy Halloween lettering.
Once it is printed turn the paper over and cover the whole back where the writing is with chalk using the side of a chalk piece.
Place it face up onto your wood slice and trace the lettering with a pencil. You will want to press down rather hard.
Take your chalk marker and trace over your lettering.
Once complete take a damp paper towel and clean up your chalkboard.
If you want the Happy Halloween lettering you can download that below, then print it out to make your own chalkboard.
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