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A banner to hang above a favorite photo or print? A welcome sign for your door? Your choice.

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  • How to make a chalkboard. Ribbon Chalkboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    Photocopy the template and enlarge it so that it measures roughly 12" x 7" (or make it larger if you so wish).

  • Step 2

    Trace the template onto your piece of wood with a pencil.

  • Step 3

    Wearing safety glasses, carefully cut the shape from the wood using a jigsaw.

  • Step 4

    Sand down the rough edges and use a damp cloth to remove any sawdust.

  • Step 5

    Paint the top of the wood with chalkboard paint and allow to dry.

  • Step 6

    Use sandpaper to remove any stray paint.

  • Step 7

    Draw lines along the edge using a paint
    pen and allow to dry.

  • Step 8

    Center the picture hanging hardware on
    the back of the chalkboard and secure with
    tacky glue.

  • Step 9

    Allow to dry and write your mesaage!

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