Monday, March 6, 2017

Make a Succulent Chalkboard


Spring is on its way and I am ready to get all things green and growing integrated into my decor! On my front door, I have this great heart chalkboard instead of a wreath. My door is not ideally situated to have real, live succulents hanging on it (also: I would absolutely forget to water them) so I opted for some faux succulents. It's also really easy to make - and will take less than 15 minutes to complete for start to finish!


Supplies

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Directions

Watch me make it:

STEP 1: Chalk and buff

Rub the entire surface of the chalkboard with the side of a piece of chalk. Then use a cloth rag to buff the chalk into the surface. This primes the chalkboard and makes it easier to erase the chalk later when you want to write a different message.

STEP 2: Add succulents

Get one each of thisthisthis and this. Pull or cut the tops away from the stems. Arrange succulents on right side of the chalkboard and adhere in place with hot glue.

STEP 3: Write

I wrote "Love Grows Here" on mine but you can write whatever you'd like! Chalk lettering is NOT my strength and I referred to The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering by Valerie McKeehan to get some pointers and I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out!


That's it!




About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More as well as the forthcoming hardcover cookbook (spring 2017), Beautiful Smoothie Bowls. You can also find her projects featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3 and Capper's Farmer. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and fun! Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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