I’ll be starting this post with a disclaimer, the pink heart is not candy! After three adults tried to grab one of the chalk hearts I made thinking it was a sweet treat I have decided I cannot hand them out to my children’s friends as originally planned….if it looks like candy it will end up in the mouth! To rectify the situation I made some chalk that looks like chalk, i.e. long skinny pieces; for the complete tutorial on how to make your own chalk click here: DIY Art Material: Chalk.
Back to the Valentines…..my original idea this year was Chalk Board Valentines plus a piece of heart shaped chalk. I kept seeing chalkboard paper at Jo-Ann’s every time I stopped in and finally decided it was time to experiment. The chalkboard paper I bought is made by Die Cuts with A View and is really cool: thick, double sided and it comes in a variety of colors. I’m already imagining a host of other projects I can use it for…..
Chalkboard Paper Valentines
- Chalk for writing
- Chalkboard Paper
- Exacto knife/cutting board/straight edge
- Baggies: I used some 4″ x 6″ bags
- Small cup of water
- “Decorative” chalk: homemade or store-bought
- Step One Cut your chalkboard paper to fit snugly in the baggie you will be using.
- Step Two Write a message in chalk. For the best results, dip the end of the chalk in water before writing. It will make the chalk adhere to the paper better and prevent smearing when inserting the Valentine into the bag. Even though the chalk sticks to the paper more after dipping it in water you can still use a damp paper towel to erase it and your paper will look like new!
- Step Three Put it together. Gently insert the Valentine into the bag, include a piece of decorative chalk and seal it all up! Alternatively you can skip including the decorative piece of chalk and make simple Chalkboard Paper Valentines without the bag. I think they are pretty “sweet” on their own.