In a committed effort to get as many craft projects done in my craft room stash, I have been working on crafts every day for about two weeks now. This double sided chalkboard I purchased on impulse from the Target Dollar Spot several months ago is one of those projects I decided to finally upcycle and finish.
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I haven’t mentioned it before but I have been grounded from working on home improvement projects for a few months. With some bone spurs and Achilles tendonitis in my left foot and heel, my Physical Therapist has strongly stressed the need for me to rest and let it heal.
That is why you haven’t seen any posts from me about the updates planned for my daughter’s old bedroom yet.
This delay has given me the opportunity to finally get some smaller craft projects done.
Like this double sided chalkboard upcycle sign.
Double Sided Chalkboard Sign Upcycle from Target
I think it was late December or early January when I picked up several small items at the Target Dollar Spot, of course mostly on impulse and because I knew I could figure out something to make with them. This $3 double sided chalkboard was one of those items. It has a chalkboard side and a faux wood side, with a twine loop at the top for hanging.
A couple of weeks ago I shared a project from the same shopping trip where I upcycled small bud vases with a confetti paint effect.
For the double-sided chalkboard sign I pulled out my Cricut Joy® machine and quickly made a few cutouts for each side of the sign.
Actually, I already had one cute saying cut out for a different project, a thrift store tray makeover, but I decided to use a stencil design on the tray instead. This easy sign project gave me a reason to use what I had already made instead of throwing it out.
Browsing through the Cricut Design Space® program, I found a great little quote or the black chalkboard side of the sign.
Using Cricut® Transfer Tape, I easily applied the svg cutouts to each side. But I decided I wasn’t finished yet.
Yes I could have easily just stopped at this point in the project, but what fun would that be?
Pulling out some fun ribbons and my EZ Deluxe Bow Maker, I quickly made two small butterfly bows for each side of the sign. A butterfly style bow is small with short tails so it was the perfect little bow for a doubled sided sign.
The next step I wasn’t sure if it would work out, but I wanted to try it anyway.
For the faux wood side with the coffee and friends sign, I hand-painted little coffee beans in acrylic paints. On the black chalkboard side, I hand-painted little bees. I figured they were easy enough to paint even for an amateur artist like myself.
The final step was to glue on the two small bows and this adorable project was done.
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On to next craft project in my stash.
James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”