Continuing with our DIY Contest is Alyssa, who made this rustic wedding menu using an old window. The theme of our contest is “Found Tucked Away and Used Today”, where participants must incorporate an old item in a do-it-yourself project. The winner will receive $500, and the second place winner a $100 gift certificate to Wendy Mink Jewelry!

Now, onto the project:

DIY window chalkboard wedding menu
DIY window chalkboard wedding menu
What you’ll need:

– old window pane
– chalkboard paint
– painters tape
– white paint and crackle paint
– sandpaper
All painting materials can be purchased at your local hardware store.

DIY window chalkboard wedding menu

Step 1: Wash down the window pane making sure the glass is completely clean. Then tape every nook and cranny to make sure no paint gets on the window frame. Give three coats of chalkboard paint. Let the window dry for 24 hours and slowly remove the tape to make sure not to pull the paint off the windows.

Step 2: Paint the frame with crackle paint and let that coat dry for 30 min. Then paint with white acrylic paint on top of the prior coat. Allow it to dry for one hour. After it dries, look over where the paint crackled the most and make a mental note not to sand there.

Step 3: Sand the frame with rough grit sandpaper. Then use a finer grain sandpaper to get a genuine weathered look.

To enter our “Found Tucked Away and Used Today” DIY Contest, email me your DIY project to amanda Check out the details here. Last day to enter is March 25, so hurry!


Comments (12):

  • michelle on September 8, 2011

    Do you find that the chalkboard paint does well on glass? You don't have any problems with it scratching or coming off? thanks, LOVE this idea!!
  • Chelsea on September 20, 2010

    I love this! Not just for a wedding, but a home accessory.
  • Desi on April 3, 2010

    Loved this one.
  • Kim @ Inspired Goodness on March 12, 2010

    Who knew chalkboard paint came in a spray can form. Awesome!
  • Janelle on March 12, 2010

    What a fun and clever idea ... Love it!!!
  • Dandelion & Grey on March 12, 2010

    I ADORE this! The window is a fresh take on the chalkboard idea! xo
  • Leslie on March 12, 2010

    That's a wonderful idea! Very creative and functional. I just recently bought an old window pane and still need to finalize which DIY project I'm going to do with it...
  • camille on March 12, 2010

    Such a fun idea party related and otherwise! - thank you!
  • kellie on March 12, 2010

    I could Chalkboard anything. Love it. This window is very nice. The landscape in the photo makes me miss Texas.
  • Sarah Esther on March 12, 2010

    Oh I like!!! I would def hang it in my kitchen
  • ben on March 12, 2010

    Really! It would be fun to bring it back and hang it in the kitchen!
  • Rebekah (the barefoot bride) on March 12, 2010

    I love this idea! This would be great not just at a wedding, but for a message board in an office or kitchen as well.


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