This post is sponsored by Michael’s.
This month’s Michael’s Makers theme is Back to School….do you ever think it’s funny that we associate chalkboards with school, but you couldn’t find a chalkboard in a school these days if you tried!
School starts for us next week and I’m excited to send my boys back wearing these fun chalkboard T-shirts. They’ll be great to break the ice with and since we can change what they say every time their personalities can shine though. Plus they’re easy to make!
Chalk Board Paint
I cut a stencil out of freezer paper with my Cricut Explore to the lettering, but if you don’t have a cutter you can cut the rectangle shape with scissors. This is just freezer paper from the grocery store, that I guess you’d use to wrap meat with. I just use it as a screen printing cheat like here.
It is fun to use, because one side is waxy so when you apply heat from the iron it seals it to the fabric. Which let’s you paint without bleeding and when you’re through you just peel it off!
After your freezer paper is ironed well, add the paint. I just used normal chalkboard paint here. Over the years I’ve learned that painting in from the edge helps keep the paint from sinking under the freezer paper since you’re pulling it away and not pushing the paint.
Once the paint is dry go ahead and “season” the shirt with chalk. I imagine we’ll have to do this every time it’s washed, but I like the look it gives.
And then be creative with what you share.
Send your kids back to school in style and show off their personalities!
Check out Michaels’ Back to School Pinterest Board to find fun and creative project ideas to kick the year off right!