Hello, hello!

I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and I am so thrilled to be the newest contributor to The 36th Avenue!

I feel SO honored that Desireé asked me to stop by once a month to share a fun craft with all of you.

I can’t wait!

I have a fun little Holiday craft for all of you today.

How many of you have kiddos around the house?

My daughter is only 20 months but I am already prepping for the days when she realizes

that Santa only leaves gifts for kids on the NICE list!

 

So to make sure being NICE is a daily act, I made this fun little chalkboard frame that will sit right out on the counter.

 It will be a little reminder to say extra pleases, thank you’s and to pick up toys!

 

Here are the supplies I used for my Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame.

You’ll also need a 4X6 wooden frame, cardboard and a few paint brushes :)

 

Start by prepping your frame with a base coat.

When working with unfinished wood, I create a 50/50 mixture for the base coat using a Multi-Purpose Sealer and my desired color.

Two coats was all I needed for this.

Next, cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame and apply 3 coats of chalkboard paint.

2 coats horizontally and 1 coat vertically.

Allow 1 hour between each coat.

 

For the wording, I used my Silhouette CAMEO to create the Naughty or Nice sign and check boxes.

 I cut the design out in vinyl and used it as a stencil.

I used 2 coats of the Americana Warm White paint, the same paint I used on the frame,

and carefully pulled off the stencil to reveal the design.

I also used my Silhouette to create a stencil for the wording on the outside of the frame

and painted it in Americana Santa Red (so fitting!).

 

To add a little embellishment,

 I brought out my favorite Martha Stewart Silkscreen Stencils to add a few snowflakes to the frame.

 

Now, add a little piece of chalk and you are all set to make your check mark for the day!

So what about you, have YOU been naughty or nice today?! :)

 

I am so happy to have Taryn as our newest contributor here at

The 36th AVENUE.

She is super talented and her creativity and attention to detail always blow me away.

Here are some other Holiday inspired projects that

you can find over at her blog Design, Dining + Diapers .

 

Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels

Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels, white christmas dish towels, metalic paint, jacquard luminere, snowflake towels, holiday gift idea, homemade holiday gifts

 

Luminary Advent Calendar

Luminary Advent Calendar, diy advent calendar, christmas crafts, etching cream  projects, candle advent calendar, baby food jar craft

 

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Taryn
Hi there. I’m Taryn, I’m a wife, mom, freelancer and blogger. I’m the owner of Design, Dining + Diapers, a place where I share tips and tricks for decorating on a budget by repurposing the old, transforming dollar store finds and shopping the clearance sections. I also have a huge sweet tooth so you’ll find some yummy desserts thrown in the mix too.
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4 Responses to Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame

  1. What a sweet sweet chalkboard! I love it! :) So excited to see Taryn here!!!!
    Jaime

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