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DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love

by Amy Bowerman

I recently received a big ‘ol box filled with gorgeousness from the David Tutera Bridal collection.  This package of DIY wedding supplies could not have come at a better time since my best friend is tying the knot the end of May.  She is planning a DIY wedding (with my help) and the box of David Tutera Bridal supplies helped us tremendously.  By the time the bride to be and I had finished going through the collection our heads were swimming with ideas!  These ideas quickly turned into projects.

This DIY Chalkboard sign of love is the first of many DIY wedding projects to come using items from the David Tutera Bridal collection.  David’s collection makes it easy for the DIY bride to create anything wedding related from centerpieces, bouquets, decor and beyond on a budget.   You can save your cash for the honeymoon without sacrificing elegance at your wedding day bash!

DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #wedding To create these faux Chalkboard Love signs I used table numbers and supports from the David Tutera Bridal Collection.  The table numbers would have worked wonderfully on their own but my eager beaver bride-to-be buddy had already ordered table numbers.  Not wanting these lovely little “numbers” to go to waste we decided to use them to set the mood for love around the room with chalkboard love quotes.

DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #wedding It turns out that the Sizzix Alterations Ornamental die was a perfect match to the shape of the Table numbers!   The David Tutera Table numbers were easily transformed into ornate frames for our chalkboard signs!

STEP 1  Faux Chalkboard Base- Cut Black chipboard with Sizzix Alterations Ornamental Die.  *You will need one die cut for each side .

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*I used my Xyron Creatopia to turn my signs into giant stickers but a glue stick will work just fine as well.

STEP 2 Lettering-  Sketch out your lettering in pencil first!  Use a ruler or T-square to keep your lines straight.  You can even pencil in lines if you wish and erase them later.  I wish I had done this.  As you can see my cursive is a little rusty. (Forgive me Sister Mary Francis!)

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STEP 3 Faux Chalk-  Using the bullet tip end of a Picket Fence Distress Marker go over your pencil outline.  *The ink will take a few seconds to appear…the Picket Fence Distress Marker is by far my favorite marker for faux Chalk art.

 

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STEP 4 Detailing-  If you like the look of the Distress Marker on its own by all means leave it.  If you are like me and can’t EVER leave well enough alone go ahead and add some detailing with Sakura Gelly Roll pens.  I enhanced the white lettering with a white Gelly roll pen and added a shimmery shadow with Silver Stardust Gelly roll pen.

*Once your ink is dry erase any stray pencil marks with a kneaded eraser

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STEP 5 Embellishments-  To add a little sparkle and a touch of elegance to the chalkboard love signs I used David Tutera Self Stick Tear Drop Rhinestones.

 

DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #wedding Place them at the corners of your sign.

DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #wedding You can also create a gem stone flower at the base of the stand by placing them around the stem.

DIY Chalkboard Signs of Love | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #wedding Here’s a look at the opposite side of chalkboard love sign.

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I’ll be creating more of these faux chalkboard signs for uses other than love quotes in the coming weeks.  We will be using them to display signature cocktails at the bar and to instruct guests how to sign our unique guest book.  All of these ideas and more will be coming soon so stay tuned!

*UPDATE*

Click Here For a Tutorial on How to Add Color and Elegance to your Faux
Chalk board Signs!

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Over the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing tutorials on how to create all kinds of DIY wedding fare using the David Tutera Bridal collection.  All of these tutorials will be leading up to a grand finale of wedding fun on March 6!  You can view all my DIY Wedding Tutorials below.



Have a Love filled day!

Amy*

*Disclosure:  I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Darice David Tutera Bridal and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

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2 Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. February 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Super cute idea!! Love the bling on the base!

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3 Niki February 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

So Cute!! Love it!
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4 Chris Dark February 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

Such a fantastic idea and I can see that these could be used for all sorts of occasions. :-)

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5 Buttons February 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Great idea to go over the DM with the white pen – this could be a great look for so many things. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Jenny x
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6 Amy Bowerman February 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Jenny I have been chalk boarding it up with those pens like it’s going out of style! Forget those fancy store bought chalk labels… have black card stock, Picket fence Distress Marker, and Gelly roll pen will…make chalk signs for EVERYTHING :)

Amy*

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7 malia February 22, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Super clever Miss Amy*! I had never heard of that distress marker… cool beans!
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8 Amy Bowerman February 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

Malia that marker is the best thing since sliced bread! I love it (and use it) so much I bought two…just in case :)

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9 Christie O. {Mountainside Bride} February 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

What a lovely idea! And super easy. Thanks for sharing!

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10 Johnnie February 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Awww. I love the quote, and this is a cute idea, Amy!
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11 Shahrul Niza February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

LOVE this idea of DIY wedding, if I ever get married … I would go nuts with all the little things to make too, even the cats would be ‘preppy’ . Ha!. I LOVE David Tutera the party planner, he’s a genius :). Yes please, I can’t wait to see more of the DIY wedding creations :). HUGS.
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12 Amy Bowerman February 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

Thanks Shahrul! I myself think that David Tutera and I could totally be friends. He likes cocktails, flowers, and shiny things….it’s like a match made in heaven! You should come along when we hang out I have a feeling the three of us could plan one killer party :)

Amy*

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