You can write notes to yourself, welcome messages, menus, whatever your heart desires. I was going for a shabby chic kind of look. I just learned how to make the fabric flowers. I was going to use them on hairclips, but I decided that I wanted to use them to decorate these boards instead to give them a little more flare and personality. I made the purple and the dark blue flower myself and the rest were store bought leftovers I had from previous projects. I added in the ladybugs and the butterflies. I really like the way it turned out. I may keep it myself.
I have been experimenting with a few different mediums for these chalk board frames. This one and the first one in the picture below are tims that I found at the dollar store. The other one is a picture frame that I picked up at the thrift store. I have been experimenting with both the green and the black chalkboard paint. Not sure which one I like better yet...I think it depends on the final product.
Hard to believe all I used to do was scrapbooks only. I've come a long way since then. Now I dabble in a little bit of everything. That's why I tell people I'm an ADHD crafter. I have a hard time doing the same crafts over and over again. I'll be posting pictures of some of my other projects up in the coming weeks. I can't wait to go back to the craft shows and see what customers think about my new creations.