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
Instructions:

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 @ruffledblog.com. Check out the details here. Last day to enter is March 25, so hurry!

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