Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Don't Disturb This Groove DIY Holiday Ornament Guest Post




Please welcome Brandi from Don't Disturb This Groove. Brandi is an amazing DIY blogger. She has done just about every kind of project that you could imagine finding on Pinterest. She creates all kinds of crafts, decorates her home and shares inspiring recipes.

Hey everyone! I’m Brandi, Wife, Mother of 2, Blogger behind Don’t Disturb This Groove. Thanks to Darline I’m excited to be guest posting here today! I love to create simple crafts and I've got an easy holiday ornament tutorial to share with you today. These ornaments would also make great gifts or fun tags to attach to a present.
I'm a little obsessed with the whole chalkboard craze!  It seems like it's everywhere I look.  I just wish I had a steady hand and fancy handwriting skills.

I was inspired by this image.  With the holidays right around the corner, I decided to create my own ornament.  The process ended up being fairly easy.  Here's what I did!

I began by separating and painting a mini-embroidery hoop with silver craft paint.  After the paint dried, I placed a piece of black fabric between the two hoops and trimmed the fabric close to the edge of the hoop.

Then, using my printer, I printed my inspiration picture out close to the size of my hoop.  I removed the fabric from between the hoops so I could transfer my image to the center of the fabric.  Next, I traced over the front of the image with a pencil, making sure to cover the entire image getting it as dark as I could without tearing the paper.


After lifting the paper from the fabric the outline of the image is now visible.


I went over the design with a sharp white crayon to make the details darker.



I love that I was able to create the ornament for cheap with materials I had on hand.





No annoying chalk smudges!












There are tons of chalkboard fonts and templates out there to explore.  The creative possibilities are endless.  Have fun creating your own chalkboard effect!
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