Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chalkboard Arrow

Chalkboard Arrows are a budget-friendly because they are reusable and a must have for a fun way to guide guests to parties, events, venues and more!

Crafted by Tami.

Supplies

  • Wooden Arrow
  • Americana Chalkboard Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Chalk
  • Drill 
  • Eyelets

Before you begin, use a dry cloth to remove any dust or particles from the surface of the wooden arrow.

There are two ways you can do this: you can either use the black or clear Chalkboard Paint.

Using the Chalkboard Paint in Black

  1. Use the foam brush to apply the chalkboard paint to the entire arrow, both front and back to write on both sides; or just the front. If you plan to just use one side of the arrow to write, then you can apply acrylic paint in the color of your choice to the back of the arrow. 
  2. Let the arrow dry one hour between coats.
  3. When done, let the paint cure for 24 hours before moving to the next step.
  4. Once dry, rub chalk to the areas coated in chalkboard paint and wipe it down with a damp cloth.
  5. Use a drill to make holes in the top of the arrow to screw in two eyelets.
  6. Add your message, then string twine, jute or ribbon through the eyelets to hang.

Using the Chalkboard Paint in Clear

  1. Use the foam brush to apply acrylic paint to the entire arrow, both front and back.
  2. Set the arrow aside to let dry.
  3. Once dry, use the foam brush to apply the clear chalkboard paint to the entire arrow, both front and back to write on both sides; or just the front.
  4. Let the arrow dry one hour between coats.
  5. When done, let the paint cure for 24 hours before moving to the next step.
  6. When it's dry, rub chalk to the areas coated in chalkboard paint and wipe it down with a damp cloth.
  7. Use a drill to make holes in the top of the arrow to screw in two eyelets.
  8. Add your message, then string twine, jute or ribbon through the eyelets to hang.
 
Use one side to point guests to the ceremony
and flip it over to guide guests to the reception.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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