I love having a "rainy day" craft! Recently, I've especially loved when those crafts just happen to be wedding related. This little chalkboard wood slice is a quick DIY project that could be used for hosting parties, home decor, and (in my case) wedding activities.
Brandon and I are using these decorations on the children's table during our reception. We'll pair them with colored chalk for drawing and (if time allots) a little "I Spy" list! I love the idea of having something kid friendly for the little ones to enjoy into the night. Since we can't anticipate them sitting still thru the speeches, first dances, cake cutting, and introductions without an activity of their own...we thought up this little idea.
One of my favorite things about this project is how cost effective and time sensitive it was! Each slice only took a few minutes to paint and the initial cost of supplies was shared between all the slices.
I started by painting each slab with the large paintbrush. To get a natural but detailed edge, I used the smaller brush around the rim. I chose to leave a small border, but you could paint it right to the edge. After the paint was completely dry, I rubbed the side of the white chalk across the painted slice and quickly wiped it off. It gave the piece the exact look I was going for - making it not so crisp and clean. I really like the more distressed look of the chalkboard, but you could also choose to skip this step and keep it fresh and simple.
This project would be great for labeling small dishes at parties, using as charger plates at a dinner, or using to welcome guests at your home. It's a great rustic element that can add a little bit of homemade love to any space. Fingers crossed the kids at the wedding enjoy them as much as I do!