Have you ever looked at a chalkboard display and thought “I will never be able to do that”? Have no fear! Here are some easy tips to make any chalkboard display look artistic and cute.
Season Your Chalkboard
If your chalkboard is going to be a long term fixture in your store, you need to season it before you use it. This just means running chalk over the entire board and then erasing it. This will reduce the chance of seeing old images left on the chalkboard.
Use Wet Chalk or Chalk Pens
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If you are using sticks of chalk, dip them in water before you use them. Wet chalk is easier to work with and more vibrant. Or for better control, less mess and more vibrant colors, try chalk pens.
Make A Plan
Take some time to plan out what you want on your chalkboard before you start. Sketch out your ideas on paper to plan out spacing before you start chalking your board.
If you’re scared that your handwriting isn’t good enough for a chalkboard display, think about getting stencils. This will help keep the writing style consistent, and you can also find stencils with fun decorations.
Chalkboard paint has allowed for more creative chalkboard uses. Walls, plates and wine bottles are just a few ways to add some chalkboard goodness to any store display.
Do you have creative chalk displays in your store? We want to see! Post a comment with a photo of your chalkboard.