I’m sure some of you are getting tired of my embroidery tutorials, so I have something else to share with you today!
- Wooden plaque (I got mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
- Chalkboard paint
- Burlap ribbon
- Staple gun
- Hot glue gun
- Scotch tape
While the paint is drying, we’re going to move on to making the bow.
Be sure to leave a long tail. The tail will be used to connect the bow to the chalkboard.
All of the loops should intersect, and the finished product should look like this.
I like to use two stitches and make a little x/+.
You can cut the ribbon now. Just make sure you leave long tails.
Cut a 3 or 4 inch piece of ribbon from your spool.
I like to only glue a tiny bit of the end portions so that the ribbon doesn’t become stiff in the middle.
Have the top side of the little ribbon facing you and glue the bottom side (the side with the seam) down.
Once the glue has dried, you can cut the excess ribbon off.
My ribbon was wired, so I was able to “fluff” the loops and arrange them how I wanted.
I’m a weirdo about chalkboard paint, so I gave my plaque at least seven coats of paint!
The bottle says you only need two, but I like to cover all my bases!
Once they are in the correct place, use a little scotch tape to tack them down.
I didn’t want the chalkboard banging around when the door opened and closed, so I actually hung it with command strips and used little tiny hook to hold up the bow.
It perfectly matches my shabby chic apartment decor!