Spring Birdie Chalkboard

Spring Birdie Chalkboard

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 8th 2015

Decorate a framed chalkboard with an image of Spring.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • painter's tape
    • #10 flat brush
    • chalk
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • ribbon
    • jute or hemp cord
    • #1 round brush
    • pen
    • framed chalkboard



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use painter's tape and scissors to apply and protect the chalkboard area.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a #10 flat brush and Coastal Waters to paint the frame part only. Rinse brush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a pen to trace and transfer the bird pattern to the chalkboard area.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a #10 flat brush and Chartreuse to paint around the bird. Rinse brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a pencil and ruler to make a line in the middle of each side on the frame. Draw either heart shapes or leaves.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a #1 round brush and Dolphin to paint every third heart/leaf. Rinse brush.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Repeat painting the hearts/leaves using the #1 round brush and loading separately with Cotton Ball and Steel Grey. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Dolphin to paint the connecting line all the way around the frame.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use scissors to cut ribbon of choice to fit to hang the chalkboard.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use glue gun and glue sticks to attach the ribbon to the back of the frame. Press down firmly.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use scissors to cut jute or hemp cord the length of choice to hang chalk. (Keep in mind that the jute will also need to wrap around the chalk.)
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Wrap jute around the chalk a few times and tie a knot.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Attach the other end of the jute to the back of the frame using a glue gun and glue sticks.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Write a personal message on the chalkboard.
    26. Instruction #13


    Bird Pattern