Friday, December 20, 2013

Chalkboard Inspired Ornament

I'm a little obsessed with the whole chalkboard craze!  It seems like it's everywhere I look.  I just wish I had a steady hand and fancy handwriting skills.

I was inspired by this image.  With the holidays right around the corner, I decided to create my own ornament.  The process ended up being fairly easy.  Here's what I did!

I began by separating and painting a mini-embroidery hoop with silver craft paint.  After the paint dried, I placed a piece of black fabric between the two hoops and trimmed the fabric close to the edge of the hoop.

Then, using my printer, I printed my inspiration picture out close to the size of my hoop.  I removed the fabric from between the hoops so I could transfer my image to the center of the fabric.  Next, I traced over the front of the image with a pencil, making sure to cover the entire image getting it as dark as I could without tearing the paper.


After lifting the paper from the fabric the outline of the image is now visible.


I went over the design with a sharp white crayon to make the details darker.



I love that I was able to create the ornament for cheap with materials I had on hand.





No annoying chalk smudges!

















There are tons of chalkboard fonts and templates out there to explore.  The creative possibilities are endless.  Have fun creating your own chalkboard effect!

29 comments:

  1. You create magic with everything you touch! Love it!

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  2. That is fabulous Brandi! It looks like a picture from the Pottery Barn catalog. I love it!! You did an amazing job on this, the ornament and the styling is gorgeous.

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  3. It turned out lovely!! Great idea.

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  4. Love it, what a great idea and so pretty! Thanks for sharing this : )

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  5. It's really pretty, Brandi and I love the striped ribbon, too. xo Karen

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  6. This is really cute and creative!! Love it!

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  7. Hi Brandi,
    That is such a great idea! It looks so cute and fairly easy for someone like me to try! The ribbon you used was the perfect choice. I could see a few of these grouped together.
    Merry Christmas!
    Sharon

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  8. What a cute way to get the chalkboard look.

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  9. Such an inventive idea, and the result is soooo cute!! I love it!! Yeey for your creativity, lady!!
    xoxo
    Ozana

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  10. That's so cute and so creative Brandi!

    Merry Christmas my friend!
    Pam

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  11. Brandi, what a super cute idea. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  12. Love it! Looks like easy to do.

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. SO cute, Brandi!! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  14. these are adorable! they'd make great gift tags, too and then the recipient could keep as an ornament!

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  15. You are so right about chalkboard being everywhere you look. I like your rendition of it, its new to me and different!

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  16. What a cute idea, Brandi! We just got home and rushed to get our decor up tonight. I snapped a quick pic of the mantel and got a post up in record time...lol! Hope you can stop by! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! God bless!

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  17. I always am amazed of your talent and the pretty things you come out with, pretty girl. I wanted to come and wish you and your lovely family a very blessed C'mas!
    FABBY

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  18. Beautiful Brandi! I love the idea of using a white crayon instead of actual chalk - brilliant! Have a great week! Cheryl

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  19. Hello Brandi,
    They're very classic.
    Beautiful job. They would
    make a great gift.
    Enjoy the upcoming holiday's.
    Darline

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  20. Love it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial and for visiting my blog!

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  21. This really is CUTE. I love the black and white ribbon and the chalkboard ornament. Just darling. THanks for sharing this clever idea with us!

    Dropping by from Sunday Showcase.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  22. This is so awesome and different. Love it!

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  23. You have a knack for getting these kinds of things done so well!!!!!! I'll take 100, please! :-)

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  24. I really wanted to make this and ran out of time! There's always next year! Merry Christmas Brandi!!

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  25. Lovely and creative! Merry Christmas!!

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  26. You are one talented lady! I love this, it looks so elegant with the black and white ribbon. Go Girl!
    Happy New Year, Ginger

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  27. Just saw your blog on #schmoozewithbebetsy - love this project! and you have a wonderful site.

    Schmoozing on the net thanks for joining us.

    Sharon and Denise

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