A vintage window gets repurposed into a unique wedding gift for the bride & groom with the help of etchall Créme & DecoArt Chalkboard Paint. Etched with their names & wedding date, it’s a great momento of their special day, and by using the chalkboard paint on the bottom pane, it’s also a useful home-decor piece.
- Vintage window
- Electronic die cutting machine
- Sticky back vinyl
- Americana® Chalkboard Paint (or Gloss Enamels® Glass Chalkboard Paint)
- The Twinery®
- Baker’s Twine – “Denim”
- Blue flat backed glass marble
- Beacon Adhesives
- Paint brush
- Use electronic die cutting machine to create stencil on sticky back vinyl of text you wish to etch. Size of font, etc. will depend upon the size of the window you are working on.
- Clean glass.
- Use ruler and permanent marker to measure and align stencil before removing backing and placing onto glass.
- I placed a piece of painter’s tape to adhere the left edge and hold the stencil in place BEFORE I began removing the backing.
- Once the backing is removed and the stencil is in place, cover th remaining glass with painter’s tape.
- Use squeegee to apply a thick coat of etchall creme over all lettering. Let set 15 minutes. Return cream to bottle and use damp cloth to remove remaining cream from surface.
- Remove stencil and clean window with window cleaner (this will also remove any marks made with the permanent marker).
- Paint bottom pane of glass with DecoArt Chalkboard Paint. Let dry. Repeat with second coat, painting in the opposite direction of the first coat. Let dry 24 hours.
Prepare chalkboard for use by covering surface with chalk, then wiping clean.
- Create decorative push pin by Beacon 527 Multi-Use Glue to mount a thumb tack to the back of a flat backed glass marble.
- Tie baker’s twine to piece of chalk, tie opposite end around push pin and insert into wood of window.
- Add your message and leave on gift table near the guest book for the guests to add their well wishes to the bride & groom.