Making an Appetizer Menu Chalkboard is a great way to let your guests know what you’re serving. Even when I think everything should look familiar, I often have guests asking what’s this or that. I plan on using this frequently.
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Appetizer Menu Chalkboard Easel
I was happy to have found this chalkboard easel at my local Goodwill recently. I knew that it would need a makeover to be usable again. Priced at .99, it was a great find.
I gave it one coat of chalkboard paint and let it dry overnight before giving it a second coat.
Creating the text for Chalkboard
- Open a new project in Cricut Design Space
- Choose the text tool and type in words
- Center the text
- Choose a font. I used Magnolia Sky.
- Resize the font for your project space
- Use the curved text tool for the word “appetizer”
- Select all the text and use the attach tool
- Click Make It
Once it has been cut, weed the vinyl and use transfer tape to attach it to the project space.
I probably should have cured the entire chalkboard prior to adding the vinyl, but sometimes you just have to say “oops” and move forward. To cure the board, rub it generously with the side of a piece of chalk. Wipe away and it’s ready to be used.
I painted the legs with white chalk paint. Once that was dry, I wrote out a typical appetizer menu that I serve for parties. If you have pretty handwriting, that’s a bonus. I don’t, but it’s legible!
This will come in handy for our fall and holiday gatherings. Since it’s double sided, I plan on writing a seasonal quote on the blank side of it.
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Appetizer Menu Chalkboard Easel – Easy Cricut Project
Thrift store find items are great for makeovers that I can use my Cricut Machine on. Another recent flip was this this DIY Fall Decor Sign.
What’s your latest thrift store flip?
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