I’m sure there are some people out there that are totally over the whole chalkboard trend. I myself am not one of them. I say keep the chalkboard tutorials coming. I especially love it when chalkboards are combined with my favorite holiday, Halloween. Whether you are going spooky and sophisticated or silly style scary chalkboard art is great tool for Halloween décor. I rounded up a few of my favorite examples.
Last year I posted about this chalkboard from Unskinny Boppy and I love it just as much this year. I’m thinking of popping over to the Graphics Fairy and loading up on her Halloween fonts to make my own version. Individual menu cards on every single item I make for my annual Halloween party seems tedious. One giant frightening font endowed menu board seems do-able and like a fabulous edition to my Halloween decorations.
Perhaps I will revamp my chalkboard from an old door tutorial. I made mine for outdoors and it hung on our fence until the elements got the best of it. However, an old door from propped up in a corner of my dining room with my Halloween menu could give this DIY project a whole new look and feel. Habitat for Humanity re-store here I come.
My annual Halloween party revolves around the kids. My primary goal is to make sure kids have fun. Well I also like the part where the other parents gush about all my hard work and how I outdid myself, but sure the kids need to have fun too. Remember my article on throwing a Halloween party? Chalkboards could be yet another activity at a party to keep the kids busy. I loved this idea from Yesterday on Tuesday of using chalk cloth as a tablecloth. The table settings were traced with a gingerbread house cookie cutter and the pint sized party guests were invited to adorn their haunted houses with chalk. Totally stealing this idea.
Kids love to feel like they are part of the holiday decorating team. Try to incorporate their works of art in with your own trinkets. This holds true for anytime of the year, but swapping out seasonal items is especially easy and fun. Desiree’ from 36th Avenue stopped by I Heart Naptime with a fun tutorial on converting silver platters into chalk art Halloween wall décor. Don’t have kids? This idea could easily work with an adult's handiwork and look just as festive.
An oldie, but a goodie – chalkboard paint covered pumpkins. Makes for some super easy kids craft action, but I also love what a skilled adult hand can make happen. It’s Overflowing had the genius idea to make a chalkboard countdown pumpkin. I adore this idea. I don’t have a Halloween advent and this problem is about to be quickly resolved with a trip to the craft store. Love her BOO version as well.
So how are you going to celebrate Halloween with chalk?
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