Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Hey everyone! Valentine’s is gonna’ be here soon and if you need a heart-felt gift idea, I have a great one for you…Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Chalkboard Heart Frames!
I made these last year for BuzzFeed, but didn’t really post ‘em on my site. A year late, but better late than never! So here goes…
A year late, but better late than never!
I wanted to move away from all the Christmas crafting and needed an idea for a Valentine’s Day craft. As I was browsing the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog (like I love to do), I found my inspiration…these beautiful chalkboard frames.
I loved everything about them, except the price! Why buy one for $40, when you can make two for less than $10?!
With that said, I was VERY excited to get started on a new Valentine craft. I’ve been wanting to make a new chalkboard project so after reading my PB Kids catalog, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
For this project, all you need are a few wooden heart frames (found at any craft store), chalkboard spray paint, sand paper and white chalk. Now let’s begin!
Step 1 – Add Your Chalkboard Spray Paint
To make your frames a chalkboard, spray TWO coats of the chalkboard paint on your frames. Let dry 24 hours.
Want a free Valentine printable to decorate with? Check out my you anchor me printables (there’s 5 in all)!
Step 2 – Sand Your Frames
I really wanted to give my frames an aged, shabby chic look (like the Pottery Barn chalkboard frames), so I went over the frames HEAVILY with sand paper.
Quick Tip: When finished sanding, wipe your frames down with a cloth to remove excess paint dust.
Step 3 – Set Your Frame
I went over my frames with a single piece a white chalk (rubbing the chalk all over the frame). Then, I lightly wiped off the chalk dust with a cloth.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
For that final touch, I added some scrapbook paper for my background and wrote a connecting arrow on my chalkboard frames. This was such an easy Valentine craft to make!
I hope you enjoyed my spin on a PB Kids chalkboard frame. I thought the “heart” shape was a wonderful touch for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for reading!