Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Chalkboard Wreath & GlitzBandz Winners!

I am SO ready for spring! I want to wear shorts and capris and go to the park...

So in anticipation of spring I made this fun wreath. PLUS, I made a little chalkboard to go on it, for a fun little message! And I'm including a SUPER easy tutorial so that you can make YOUR own mini chalkboard!

Here were my supplies for my whole wreath:
- Felt (spring colors for spring!)
- Wreath (I had already wrapped mine in yarn)
- 4 Wood popsicle sticks, or craft sticks
- Paint, to match
- Chalkboard vinyl
- Cereal box (or just some cardboard)
- scissors
- glue gun

I'm only doing a tutorial for the mini chalkboard. If you want a tutorial for the felt flowers, go HERE.


Okay, for the chalkboard, I used two full length popsicle sticks and then broke the other two at about 3/4 length. Then I painted them, like so.


Once they were dry I glued them with my glue gun to form a rectangle.


Next, I used my cereal box to cut out a rectangle big enough to fit on the back of my frame.


Once your cardboard rectangle is cut out, it should look like this. But don't glue them together yet! You need to add your chalkboard!!


Add chalkboard vinyl to cardboard rectangle. Glue to back of frame. Attach it to the wreath (I attached mine with matching yarn.)

Ta-da! Isn't it lovely! And oh-so-springy?!

And now for the winners...

Thank you to everyone that participated in the GlitzBandz giveaway!

Thanks to random.org, the winners are...

#16: Heidi!

#3: Martha!!

YAY! I'll contact you soon with more information!

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  1. I love your Spring wreath--how pretty!

  2. This wreath is awesome! I am about to check out the felt flower tutorial! I would love for you to stop by our Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #3 and link up this and any other great project you have!

    -Your newest Follower!!


  3. Cool wreath and I'm so excited I won!!! :)

  4. I absolutely LOVE the chalkboard idea!! I have a tiny bit of leftover chalkboard paint from another project, so I'm totally doing this. Great tutorial! And thank you for linking to my flowers. Glad they're getting used!

  5. Cute! I was wondering what the cereal box was for! Found your blog from the blog hop at 36th Avenue!

  6. Brilliant! That is one easy chalkboard! I love the clour of flowers you chose. Oh so pretty!

  7. On this gray winter day - those colors have me wishing for spring! Love it!

  8. This just too cute! I love all of the colors and the mini chalk board is perfect:) Thanks for sharing.

  9. What an adorable idea. Thanks so much for sharing it at our Link It Up Thursday party today.

  10. This is so pretty! I love the addition of the chalkboard!

  11. I love this wreath! The colors are perfect and I am obsessed with anything chalkboard-y right now!

    (Found you through 52mantels!)

  12. That one little touch makes the wreath so unique and special! I'd love for you to link this up to my Drab to Fab link party going on right now @ Sugar and Spice. We celebrate making stuff fabulous by a bit of our own creativity. Come on over to http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/02/drab-to-fab-link-up-6-features.html
    I'd love to see you :) You can link as many posts as you want, old or new too!


  13. Kathryn, I've given you the Liebster Award! Come check it out: http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/02/dwell-on-friday-six.html

  14. How cute is this wreath?!?! LOVE IT! I featured you this week in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!


    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  15. I ths just SO pretty :) I've featured it on my Favorite Finds Friday post -- you can view it here:
    Favorite Finds Friday 2/24/12

  16. I LOVE this! It is genius to use your cereal box for your chalk board! Have a wonderful week!

  17. That's adorable! I just love how you made your own chalkboard! I was literally just looking on Pinterest for Spring Wreath ideas; I'm going to have to pin this one! Thanks for sharing! I'd be thrilled if you'd link it up at my party too, going on now!


  18. Thanks for sharing this! I bought chalkboard spray paint last weekend and was trying to think of ways to make a sturdy mini-chalkboard label and this is perfect! Can't wait to make them!

  19. Love the addition of the chalkboard sign!

  20. This is genius! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  21. this is so pretty! we'd love for you to link up to our Sunday Best party. :)

  22. OH WOW!! I love the colors, love the chalkboard, love everything! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  23. I linked my wreath up this week, too. I LOVE the colors on yours. And, chalkboard is so much fun, isn't it?

  24. I love this wreath! Cute idea!


  25. How cute! So colorful and cheery!! I ADORE these colors together. Thanks for sharing with us this week!:)

  26. Cute! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning this. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

  27. I love how you added the little sign, so cute!!!

  28. Thanks so much for linking this to Drab to Fab Friday!

    Just wanted you to know I'll be featuring this tomorrow! I hope you'll come back and link up more of your great stuff (you have lots to choose from)! Old or new posts always welcome! (Maybe that bowback onsie) :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  29. I love your entry into American Crafters. I am your newest Linky Follower. Good Luck in the contest...I loved it!

  30. I absolutely love this wreath...I love the flowers, the colors, the DIY chalkboard...everything about it. In fact, I've had it pinned ever since you first posted it and I'm thinking of doing something similar for summer. I'm so glad you entered it in One Crafty Contest; good luck!

  31. So cute! I loved that you used a Cinnamon Toast Crunch box! ha ha ha I am visiting from the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to stop by and say hi. I am a new follower! I hope you will stop http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ by and do the same.



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