How to Make a French Chalkboard Sign

This pretty sign is made from a wood plaque and "Fleur" papers from The Robin's Nest. Visit their blog www.chatteringrobins.blogspot… and my blog too daniellahayes.blogspot.com. Thank You!!

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How to Make a French Chalkboard Sign
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I always start by gathering my supplies.

I always start by gathering my supplies.

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I traced the front of the sign with vellum and cut it out to use as a template.  I traced the shape on to the paper and cut it out.

I traced the front of the sign with vellum and cut it out to use as a template. I traced the shape on to the paper and cut it out.

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Perfect fit!!  Attach the paper to the wood sign with your favorite type of adhesive.  I used gel medium.  Be careful!  If the adhesive gets on the front of the paper it will make a shiny spot.

Perfect fit!! Attach the paper to the wood sign with your favorite type of adhesive. I used gel medium. Be careful! If the adhesive gets on the front of the paper it will make a shiny spot.

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I cut 1 1/2" x 12" strips of the striped cardstock and pleated it every half inch.  Using a glue gun, I glued down the end of the first piece and began gathering the paper so it would ruffle....

I cut 1 1/2" x 12" strips of the striped cardstock and pleated it every half inch. Using a glue gun, I glued down the end of the first piece and began gathering the paper so it would ruffle....

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....Every few inches I glued it down.  This signboard has lots of circular edges and cuts so I had to be careful.

....Every few inches I glued it down. This signboard has lots of circular edges and cuts so I had to be careful.

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See how I gathered/ruffled the paper?  You have to pinch the paper a little diagonally and overlap it on the back of the board.  Continue until the whole board is finished, gluing every few inches.

See how I gathered/ruffled the paper? You have to pinch the paper a little diagonally and overlap it on the back of the board. Continue until the whole board is finished, gluing every few inches.

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Looks Awesome!!  Now make your coordinating paper flowers for the center and your chalkboard center.  I found a "Free Chalkboard Fonts" site and downloaded the font.  I printed it out and attached it.

Looks Awesome!! Now make your coordinating paper flowers for the center and your chalkboard center. I found a "Free Chalkboard Fonts" site and downloaded the font. I printed it out and attached it.

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I have a beautiful sign to hang in my house that I made.  I have seen signs like these in stores and they aren't cheap.  Now you can make something awesome like this for your house!!

I have a beautiful sign to hang in my house that I made. I have seen signs like these in stores and they aren't cheap. Now you can make something awesome like this for your house!!

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