I’m excited to be sharing my 10 minute craft, a Halloween Chalkboard Wreath, with Jen’s readers today! As a busy mom of 5 with little time to craft and lots of inspiration to craft, most of my crafts take about 10 minutes to make. I love my crafts to be simple yet visually strong. I came up with the idea for this Halloween wreath when I found the chalkboard flowers in Michael’s Craft Store. I think I spent more time buying supplies than making the wreath.
Halloween Chalkboard Wreath:
The basic wreath for this Halloween wreath is a wrapped burlap wreath I made last spring. Using a roll of burlap ribbon, I wrapped a styrofoam wreath form and hot glued the end of the burlap ribbon in place on the back of the wreath.
In the spring, I pinned flowers to the wreath with sewing pins. Before attaching the silk flowers, I cut off the stems to make the flat as back as possible. I tried to put the pins in as hidden a place as possible.
For the Halloween wreath, these chalkboard flowers from Michael’s Craft Store were super easy to attach to the wreath thanks to the clips on the back of the flowers. If you want to make your own flowers, I would check the dollar store for smaller hair clips. Michael’s had rolls of chalkboard paper, as does Target, for about $4 to $5.
I used a permanent chalkboard marker to make simple designs on the flowers. If you stick to dots and dashes and remember to keep your design uniform, you can freehand your design. Or, you can go fancy with these Bergamot Ornaments available as a free printable from In My Own Style. Use a pencil to sketch your ornaments on the flowers before going over them with a permanent chalk board marker.
You can find more chalkboard inspiration on my Chalkboard Pinterest board. I can’t wait to play with colored chalks for my Christmas wreath!
Barb is a mom of 4 boys and 1 princess who spends her day keeping track of Nerf guns, stuffed animals, and library books when she isn’t writing about all the frugality, organizing, cooking, and reading she manages to fit in between the crazy, loud moments Her idea of quiet time is a trail run in the woods. Barb can be found at A Life in Balance.
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