On Monday, I shared the results of the Very Pinteresting Party I co-hosted to benefit Dress for Success Quad Cities. Today, I’m here to share a fun and simple craft from the event that is perfect for fall (and really anytime).
A tree slice chalkboard.
Because we were making 35 of these, I couldn’t afford to purchase the pre-cut slices. So, I asked my resident lumberjack if he could cut me some tree slices. He got out the chainsaw and got to work. Henry was OBSESSED.
I fanned myself. There’s just something about a man
who does whatever I ask knows how to operate a chainsaw.
We didn’t worry about perfection. These were trees, for goodness sake. Made by the creator, so I figure the imperfections make them better.
To really get a true chalkboard look, I could have sanded them all down. But that was not going to happen. (Insert: Lazy and Busy) As it turns out, I rather like the rugged look. You can still easily write on the chalkboards after painting them, but it feels very organic.
Here are the two that I made to display at the Pinterest Party. These are extra, extra rustic.
And here are some of the finished products from the night. I love that they are all very different.
All this project takes is the tree slice and some chalkboard paint. After wiping off any sawdust, we added two coats of chalkboard paint and just freehanded around the edge.
They would make a perfect message board to write notes, shopping lists and schedules. This one is my mom’s, and I added a little fall chalk art for autumn decorating. I actually have a few extra tree slices from this project, so more crafts are coming soon. Although, let’s be honest. Soon is quite relative for me.