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Hello friends I am back to share a Make-It Give It project as part of an ongoing campaign with Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to encourage creativity! Today I am going to show you how to can make a beautifully handmade personalized gift that you would be proud to give.  It is a reversible chalkboard on a wood slice with glittered details.  I have one side with a glittered monogram and on the other side a customized last name.  Then on another wood slice I did love & joy on one side and “welcome home” on the other side with a cool new product called liquid chalk.  So let’s get this party started…

four ways to customize a wood slice

I am absolutely in love with unexpected elements together.  Rustic and glam, industrial and modern, metal and wood – and the list goes on.  These little wood slices are the perfect way to add some contrasting elements together!


Martha Stewart Erasable Liquid Chalk

Folk Art Chalkboard Paint

Krylon Gold Metallic Spray Paint

Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow

Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer (optional but makes for a better finished product)

Silhouette Cameo Machine

Wood Slices (small and large)

(love & joy /welcome home file)

vinyl and transfer tape

gold easel

paint brush

400 grit sandpaper (optional)

1.  With a flat brush hand paint the front of the wood slices with chalkboard paint. I painted just inside the last outer ring. For a smooth finish after it has dried go over it with 400 grit sandpaper.  Put another coat of chalkboard paint on.  Repeat again for a total of three coats.  Flip it over and do the other side.

challkboard wood slice

2.  For the large wood slice I decided to do a monogram on one side and then our last name and anniversary date on the other.  So using my Silhouette Cameo machine I designed our last name in Sacramento font.  I also gave it a horizontal shear of 20 degrees.  The EST. 1998 was in the Ar Bonnie font.

cut vinyl

3.  I cut that out of contact paper (you can also use vinyl) and then used transfer tape to adhere it to the front of the seasoned chalkboard.

seasoned chalkboard

4.  For a perfect finish with no bleed through I chose to spray my contact paper stencil with Glitter Blast clear sealer (while it was applied to the wood slice).  This guarantees that if any paint bleeds through the stencil it will be clear and won’t be noticeable.

wood slice glittered

5.  After that has dried for 20 minutes I sprayed it with Krylon Gold Metallic.  10 minutes later I sprayed it with Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow.

glittered wood slice

6.  Immediately I peeled off my contact paper stencil using a stick pin to remove the vinyl from the middle of the o’s and a’s and #’s.

personalized wood slab


7.  Once dry I repeated steps 3-6 with a monogram.  I used the fonts Free Monogram (b and t) and Monogram KK (the f).  Now you have a reversible wood slice perfect for gift giving.

monogrammed glittered wood slice

You can grab an easel to rest it on or you can always hang it on a wall with 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips if you would rather.

For the smaller wood slice follow step three but instead of all the paint use the Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk to pounce on the stencil .  I used the fonts: Pea Roxy Girl. Remove the stencil immediately.

chalk paint wood slab

chalkboard wood slice

chalkboard wood slab

This paint is really cool because you can erase it just like regular chalk.  But using a stencil you can do some really cool things but have it still look hand drawn.

liquid chalk

DIY chalkboard wood slice

glittered gold wood slice

4 different ideas for how you can add a little rustic with a wood slice  Which is your favorite?

For more gift giving inspiration check out the Share page at Jo-Ann

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