Possible idea for the reception!
I want to write my own vows for my wedding.
- This DIY wedding chalkboard is hugely versatile. You can write anything you want on the sign and display it at your reception. After the wedding, hang it in your kitchen as a menu board or use it to write love notes to your new hubbie:)
- Want to learn how to make a wedding chalkboard?
- You will need:
- Antique frame (I lucked out and found this 1940′s gorgeous frame for $5 at an antique store. It had a rather unexciting marine print inside, which I removed.)
- Spray paint in desired color to paint the frame
- chalkboard paint (I used the spray paint version)
- Bring your frame outside or into a well ventilated area.
- Remove glass, photo and backing from frame. If the backing is smooth and sturdy, keep it. This is what you will use to create your chalkboard.
- I used brown Tremclad Hammered spray paint. I would recommend this paint for this project!
- Set your frame on a cardboard box and give it a coat of spray paint. Turn it over and do the same. Let dry according to instructions on can.
- Give it a second coat and let dry.
- Spray backing with chalkboard paint. Let dry according to instructions on can. I gave mine two coats.
- I let mine dry overnight. Once it is dry, place into frame. (This flower painting is the back of the chalkboard backing.)
- Write desired message on chalkboard and set out during reception. (It’s a great way to remind your guests to take a wedding favor!)
Can I have this wedding dress please? But with not such a low cut?
I hope my marriage will be more beautiful than my wedding.
- non-toxic gold spray paint (I recommend Krylon)
- champagne flutes or wine glasses
- painters tape
- plastic or ziplock bag
- Rip off a 6 inch piece of tape. Center the tape over the base of the glassware, rubbing the bottom edge against the glass. Pull the sides up at a slight angle. As long as the bottom edge is taped smoothly, it’s alright if the top edge of the tape ripples or folds
- Bring one side of the tape across the middle of the glass. Although the spray paint I used is non-toxic, I tried to keep the outline far below the lip line.
- Lightly spray multiple and even coats of paint onto the glass from a couple feet away. Be sure to always spray paint outdoors in a well ventilated area. Allow to dry completely before removing the bag and tape.
- Your gold plated champagne flutes are finished! Remember, these are not dishwasher safe and should be hand washed only.