Chalkboard Tree Slices For Price Tags

I took a break this week from making items to sell at September's Walk On Art Street and worked on a project I've been looking forward to for ages. Danny cut some tree cookies for me so I could turn them into adorable price tags for the art show.

They turned out exactly how I pictured them in my head - which is a rare and beautiful thing! (That they turned out, not that my head is rare and beautiful.)

I started by spraying them twice with a clear coat of sealant. This makes sure that the chalkboard paint won't seep into the wood and make it difficult to write on.

Then I sprayed my chalkboard paint onto a paper plate and used a sponge brush to paint just on the inside of the bark. If I had sprayed it straight onto the cookie, it would have gotten all over the bark, which I didn't want.

And yes, I could have used chalkboard paint from a can, but the spray was what I had on hand. I didn't want to go out and buy something new just to save one step.

And now they're perfect! I'll have them laying and propped up around my displays to let people know the prices of different items. I will be doing the same thing with some scrap wood for larger signs.

Too much fun!

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