How to Create a Decorative Chalkboard Plate

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How to Create a Decorative Chalkboard Plate
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To start, clean off your plate with glass cleaner or something to clean off the dust on the plate. I got my plate from Family Dollar for $2!

To start, clean off your plate with glass cleaner or something to clean off the dust on the plate. I got my plate from Family Dollar for $2!

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Next step, start painting a thin layer of chalkboard paint onto the inside portion of the plate. Be careful on the edges to not make any rigid lines.

Next step, start painting a thin layer of chalkboard paint onto the inside portion of the plate. Be careful on the edges to not make any rigid lines.

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While waiting for the paint to dry, start making your bow out of 1.5" thick ribbon of your choice.

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Once the paint is dry (usually 2+ hours) it's time for the second coat. Repeat exactly what was done the first time the plate was painted.

Once the paint is dry (usually 2+ hours) it's time for the second coat. Repeat exactly what was done the first time the plate was painted.

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Now wait another 2+ hours for the second coat to dry.

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Now it's time to glue the bow onto the plate using the hot glue gun.

Now it's time to glue the bow onto the plate using the hot glue gun.

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Add a dime size amount of glue to the top of the plate and stick the bow to it. hold it for about 15 seconds

Add a dime size amount of glue to the top of the plate and stick the bow to it. hold it for about 15 seconds

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This next step is called "seasoning." Lightly chalk up the chalkboard paint and then wipe it off with a paper towel.

This next step is called "seasoning." Lightly chalk up the chalkboard paint and then wipe it off with a paper towel.

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The last step includes adding unique artwork to the plate. I used liquid chalk markers.

The last step includes adding unique artwork to the plate. I used liquid chalk markers.

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Here's the finished product!

Here's the finished product!

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