Altered Chalkboard: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Eat Drink and Be Scary Altered Chalkboard

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!

It’s time for the September Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from JENN’S fashionable and fabulous blog. If so you are right on track!  You can always return to the RRR BLOG for the complete Blog Hop List.  This month we are working with the frightfully fantastic ribbons in the Haunted Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.  They are spook-tacular!  I used them to create a super cute altered chalkboard that make a great piece of kitchen decor.

RRR Blog Hop Sept 2015 05I started with a little 5.5″ x 8″ chalkboard.  I repainted the chalkboard area with DecoArt Carbon Chalky Finish Paint because I didn’t like how grey the original chalkboard was.  I also painted the sides with this same paint.  Then I used a White Sharpie Paint Pen to hand write my sentiment.  This is better than chalk, because it won’t smudge or wipe off.  Next, I added some real chalk and smudged it around to make it look authentic.  Then the real fun began!

Monthly Ribbon Club, Domestic

These are the ribbons in the Haunted Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.  And they are FUN to use!  If you follow my blog at all, you know how much I love plaid and gingham ribbons!  And this collection comes with TWO kind of plaid ribbon.  Color me happy!

RRR Blog Hop Sept 2015 06I used the Orange Plaid Ribbon with black stitching along the edges of my altered chalkboard.  Over this, I layered the cutie pie Itsy Bitsy Spiders on the sides and the creepy Black Spider Webs on the top and bottom. This was much more interesting than a coat of black paint!

RRR Blog Hop Sept 2015 03In the bottom left corner, I went to work building my focal.  I selected a chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting Collection and secured it to the ribbon with one of Tim’s Memo Pins and some foam tabs. Next, I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to create a big loopy orange plaid bow.  I topped this with Gladys Black Crochet Lace and some orange and black burlap string. I curled the string by lightly coating it with liquid adhesive and wrapping it loosely around a pen for a few minutes.  When you slide the string off, the curl holds.  Beneath the tag, I created a multi loop burlap string bow and held it in place with hot glue.

RRR Blog Hop Sept 2015 04In the opposite top corner, I placed a double loop bow made with the luxurious Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon.  Ooooh….I love this stuff!  It ties like a dream!  This was topped with a cute bow that I tied with Apple Green Chevron Striped Ribbon.  I hot glued a pair of acorns behind the ribbon, and added some sweet little orange daisies I found in my stash, just for fun.

RRR Blog Hop Sept 2015 02I fussy cut a couple of small images from the Happy Haunting papers and decoupaged them onto the chalkboard slate as a finishing touch.

Bonnie has a great special on the Monthly Ribbon Club, and you can read all about it HERE. The next stop on this hop is the glorious vintage stylings of CHERRY’S Blog. Visit all the stops along the way, then go back to the RRR BLOG to answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might be selected as the lucky winner of this month’s Haunted Halloween Ribbon Assortment.

If you’d like to purchase this Eat, Drink and Be Scary Altered Chalkboard, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for hopping by!




26 thoughts on “Altered Chalkboard: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

  1. candycolwell

    Kathy…this is darling! It’s so your style and such a great piece for the upcoming fall and Halloween season. Altering the chalkboard is such a clever idea! Wonderful assortment of ribbons and graphics as well.

  2. NanaConnie

    Very cleverly done, Kathy! I just yesterday found an old chalk board at a rummage sale and now I have some inspiration on what to do with it. Love the gingham and houndstooth ribbons!

  3. Judy B

    What a fun little chalk board to use as decoration Kathy. I love all the wonderful ribbons that you end up using on your projects. You can never have too much ribbon, right? Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, an adorable project. I love the fall colors. nice to have a different season chalk board for the different seasons. like this one to brighten up the kitchen.I am not into Halloween at all but love all the fall colors. I have RRR offered so have a good collection for fall cards. …thanks for sharing. love your bows an accents. ….good job.

  5. Jill

    What an adorable arrangement. I love your bow and flower clusters, and that little scarecrow is just too cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. soozyb2013

    I love Halloween and have always wanted to have a party, but my places have been too small and of course now my house is one big craft room 🙂 Maybe one day it will happen. Those chalkboards would work with every season. Mmmm maybe…

  7. jenscull

    I simply ADORE this altered chalkboard! all of the fun little doo dads are perfect for Autumn! of course I think the ribbons are the star of the show, with that houndstooth taking center stage. I MUST get some before it’s out of stock…. probably should do that sooner rather than later. ha!

    thanks for always inspiring with your gorgeous projects! 🙂

  8. Julye

    Love this practical and decorative too and just the thing to brighten those dull and drearie autumnal days that we so often get, thanks for sharing.

  9. Anne H.

    Such a cute project! The way you incorporate ribbon is amazing!! I love the more traditional orange and black for Halloween, this is awesome for the entire Fall season! (And as always, Love your staging too!). Hugs, Anne

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