I think it’s safe to say that most people celebrated the 4th a little bit differently this year. Even though things are starting to opening up, we are still being cautious in our household. We’re keeping things low-key this year, but I still whipped up some fun 4th treats enjoyed at home!
Chalkola sent me a chalkboard and THIRTY chalk markers to use to design something fun! I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to try my hand at some crafts for the 4th of July. I’ve used chalk boards for my wedding and baby shower, but I thought I would try something a little bit different than free handing cursive letters this time.
I used a smart cutting machine in order to create a stencil for the sign. After I transferred the stencil to the chalkboard, I filled it in with the chalk markers, removed the stencil, and was done! It was much easier to do it this way than erase the board seven thousand times because I didn’t like the way one of my letters came out. Ha! Given that I have used chalk markers and boards in the past, I do have to say that I really enjoyed these chalk markers more than other markers I have used. The chalk paint flowed much easier than other brands I’ve tried. I even did a little test when I first got the board to see how it wiped clean and I didn’t have an issue! You couldn’t even tell that I had done some practice squiggles, whereas with other boards, you could see the slight imprint left behind on the board. I only had to use water to wipe it clean and it came right off.
Chalkola is awesome and gave me a 10% off discount code you can use if you want to try out some of their products! You can use code ANNAMARIE10 on www.chalkola.com or if you want to shop on Amazon you can use discount code CHALKOLA10.
Thanks to Chalkola for collaborating on this post!