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4th of July chalkboard buffet signs

Fine, yes, you already know we overdo Independence Day at our house, but at the risk of oversharing, here is yet another 4th of July party project.  These are practical AND fun, as they can serve as chalkboard buffet signs.  Plus, I had blue chalkboard paint in my stash, waiting to be used!
 1.  Two coats of blue chalkboard paint on Foundations Décor Banner Circles. 

 2.  Red cardstock circles, cut to fit, with a little distressing and inking to the edges.  A ring of white eyelet added to the NOT painted side of the wooden circle, along with a red painted wooden skewer. Tacky Glue is perfect for this.

 3.  Patriotic collage images, cut to (almost) fit inside the red cardstock circle, inked with some Mix'd Media Salazar Inx.  I attached the images with a glue stick.

Added a few Tacky Glued buttons for embellishment!
 4.  Attach the red circle to the back of the mini chalkboard, making a lace/skewer sandwich.  I used foam mounting squares, using a double stack to compensate for the skewer and lace, at 1, 5, 3, 7, 9, and 11 o'clock on the circle.  Adhering in six places may seem like overkill, but I plan on using these for several years of parties.

Practical on one side,
patriotic on the other!

And if you're in the mood for one more quick 4th of July project, come check out these super quick wine glass charms!  


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