4th of July Chalkboard Star Wreath

 

final image2jpgHere’s a tutorial for making a wreath using a platter.  Yes, I said platter.  I love using unconventional items for projects.  I was actually given this star platter and was going to garage sale it.  But, then inspiration struck me!

star platter

Here’s what you need:

  • Any Shape Platter
  • Chalk Board Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit (I used 5/16″.  You could even go smaller.)
  • Ribbon
  • A Piece of Chalk

First, I polished the star platter with a little silver polish.  I think it is silver plated because it polished up quite nicely.

hole drilled in star

Next, drill a hole into the top of the platter.

chalkboard paint

Paint the chalk board paint onto the platter.  I used Martha Stewart’s chalk board paint.  O.k. I have to be honest here.  I didn’t think the paint was going to work on the surface of this platter.  The bottle of chalkboard paint also said multi-surface.  But as I painted my first layer of paint, I thought this was going to be a big project fail.  However, it turned out great.  I had to add several layers though, at least 5 layers.

painted star

star with chalkboard writing Attach any the bow.  I used floral wire, but you could even loop the ribbon through the hole of the platter too.  Write on the chalk board surface.

final image

There you have it!  A one of kind 4th of July star decoration for the front door.

Enjoy!

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