I’ve had a few people ask me since my last post about how I created Ava’s first birthday chalkboard sign, so I thought I’d let you in on the details. Firstly it’s not a real chalkboard but actually metallic markers on black foam board. I came across the idea online and thought it was really smart and far less messy to have at a party. Plus I’ve now got it hanging in Ava’s room and she can touch it as much as she likes!
I started out by writing down a list of things I wanted to include such as her favourite foods, first words and nicknames etc.. then I marked it out lightly in pencil to get the placement and free-handed it directly onto the board. Even though I love writing decorative lettering don’t be discouraged if that’s not your thing! I think any type of neat handwriting would be great as the effect of the metallic markers is pretty awesome. I was happy with how Ava’s turned out and it made a nice feature at her party.