Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Eat Drink and Be Scary Altered Chalkboard
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.
I 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!
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!
I 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!
In 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.
In 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.
I 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!
Love this Kathy and the colours are just wonderful. The black and green ribbons are just lovely. X
What a simple design made fantastic! Super use of ribbon and accents.
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.
Aren’t you just so clever! This is simply adorable!
What a terrific fall project – so creative.
Love, love love it !
Gorgeous Kathy! love those warm autumn colors
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!
Awwwww, Kathy, that’s just too darn cute for words! Your fall colors and ribbons galore are glorious!
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.
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.
I love your project. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is so pretty! The ribbons and the bright coloured flowers make this such a gorgeous project!
This is an outstanding project! I just love love the flowers and bows!!!
Oh I love this. I’d be writing on it all the time. Xxxx
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.
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…
That ribbon trim looks great framing the chalkboard, and your bow is gorgeous!
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! 🙂
What a fun Halloween decoration and it’s just filled with ribbon-y goodness. I just love your bow and flower clusters!
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.
Great project. The bows with the embellishments are beautiful.
SUch a cute idea! Love your cluster!
You always do such an awesome job with your creations and this one is exceptional! All the ribbons set this off wonderfully!
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
I love your color combinations on your ribbons! I wouldn’t have thought to use green and black -adding orange flowers. Love that!!