DIY Chalkboard Canvas With Interchangeable Paper Roses for All Seasons

I like multi-purpose, 2 in 1, all-purpose, things like that. So, I had this idea of making a wreath that can be used for all seasons and finally ended up with this idea of making a chalkboard canvas with interchangeable paper roses which can also be used as door sign or a wreath. I really love how this idea turned out and I can't wait to share with you. Without much ado, let's dive into the steps.
Paint the canvas using chalkboard paint. Follow the instructions on the package as it may differ based on the brand you are using. I used Americana Chalkboard paint. I used two coats in the horizontal direction and two in the vertical direction and allowed the paint to dry completely in between the coats.
Season the chalkboard canvas using the chalk,
Wipe it off using a damp paper towel
Mark the center of the canvas using the chalk and place the felt pieces meeting at the center as shown. Take a rough sheet of paper and make a template for the area to be exposed. This is going to be your chalkboard area and the rest will be covered in felt. I went with circle shape but you can do whatever shape your heart desires. 
Trace the template using the chalk and cut the felt pieces with scissors. Apply tack glue using the paint brush and secure the felt pieces to the canvas.
Apply glue to the sides of the canvas and cover it with the felt to get a cleaner look.



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Now that the canvas and roses are ready, the only thing that is left to do is, arranging the roses as your heart desires and use chalk to write the message on the chalkboard.
I did 7 different arrangements to give you some inspiration and ideas. For separate pictures of each idea, visit the blog post link below.
Can you believe you can make all these different signs from a single canvas? I absolutely love how this idea turned out. It need not be for different occasions, you can also use this canvas to write motivational quotes for your office space or as welcome sign for your guests in the living room or even as a fun activity canvas for your kid's room.  
Some other alternatives to paper roses are, you can mimic the same idea using fake flowers and velcro. Also, you can use fun plastic items or foam stickers with velcro back to add as props for different occasions like plastic easter eggs, fake fall leaves, plastic snowflakes, etc. The options are endless. As I had a lot of paper cardstock I went with paper roses option but you can typical customize it to your taste. 
Will you try this project? Hope you like this tutorial as much as I do. Let me know your thoughts on this idea in the comments below. As always I will be happy to hear from you. 


Sahana
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