craft: party with chalkboard

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I’m your guest blogger today and this post is brought to you by chalkpaint. My Pinterest-inspired projects were two of my first pins – chalkboard stem wineglasses and a chalkboard banner (yes, we’ve been gitty for banners this week!). 

First, let’s talk about my new all purpose chalkboard banner. Instead of just using the wood, I wanted to add a little pizzazz to the banner with fabric. I picked up these 3”x3” square wood pieces for 29 cents each. I chose to use 15 because I can write ‘happy birthday,’ ‘congratulations,’ ‘get well,’ ‘welcome’ and so much more in 15 characters or less! Then I painted them with chalkpaint (three coats).

While the paint dried between coats, I picked out leftover green striped fabric because green can be used for any event – birthdays, kids, adults – and cut the fabric 9”x4”.

After a good pressing, I sewed each piece “inside out” and while some people will get fancy and finish off the edges, I just don’t have the patience for that this week! When finished, I turned the fabric right side back out and pressed with the seam on one side (not centered at the top).

I went back and cut the edges clean. Then I did what most will find inexcusable: I hot glued my chalkboard squares to each fabric. Yup. That simple. And no one was hurt in the process! The last step was to weave string through each fabric piece. Now, I have a banner that I can use for any event at the last minute!!

After getting married, I kept our patchwork collection of wine glasses for future parties – our guests can get a little rowdy, especially when they start with “wine tasting” corners (you know who you are!!). But Pinterest inspired me to personalize them with chalk paint. And since I have a vast collection of washi tape, I used it as a guide instead of painters tape. Works like a charm.


  1. Adorable banner. Love the wood/fabric combo and that you can use it for so many occasions.

    I laughed at the wine tasting corner comment. I have definitely participated in a "wine flight". XO

    1. Ha! Well a future sommelier needs to start somewhere. Great job!

  2. What an awesome banner! I love how it can be used for multiple occasions. New follower from the blog hop :)

    Justina @

  3. such a cute idea for a banner

  4. Hi! Just wanted to let you know your chalkboard wine glasses are featured in my round-up of 20 DIY Chalkboard Projects. Thanks for sharing your inspirational creation with us!

    The Thinking Closet