The leaves are starting to change here in New England and the temperatures are higher than normal; we’re having an Indian Summer. Each year we go apple picking. We’ve done this since John was a baby. Local farms have a variety of apples, and sometimes pears, to pick fresh. Many farms also have hayrides, mazes, and my favorite apple cider donuts. We usually spend a fall day apple picking but haven’t gone yet this year. These cherished memories of picking our own apples inspired this little chalkboard art:
Apples always taste best just picked and eaten right in the orchard. Don’t you think?
We made this chalkboard last year for our kitchen following this tutorial from my friend Liz over at Love Grows Wild. I mostly let the kids draw on it and love how their artwork looks in the kitchen.
I do really love nice writing on chalkboards though and I always thought when I was a grown up I’d be able to do this.
This is a bit of an aside, but I always thought I’d have nice writing like my mom and also be able to blow dry my hair straight. I can’t seem to master this yet either – the brush just gets stuck and makes my hair more frizzy.
Anyway, not sure if you have the hair problem.
Do you also struggle with writing on chalkboard?
Oh, you do? Then you don’t want miss this free printable and fall chalkboard art fake out. It really is easy.
How to Create this Chalkboard Art
- Print out this printable (it is 8 x 10), click here to download.
- Rub white chalk all over the back of the paper.
- Flip the paper over and line it up how you want it on the chalkboard.
- Trace the writing with a ball point ben (hold the page steady with your hand and be sure not to peek).
- Carefully lift the paper and take a piece of chalk to fill in the letters.
- Draw an apple at the bottom.
It is that easy!
I’m delighted because friends and family have commented on how nice our chalkboard art looks. They say they can’t write nicely with chalk. Now you know my secret 😉
I think I might make more of these for different seasons. What do you think?
I actually have another secret…. Gosh, I’m spilling them all today 😉
That old rusty metal basket? Um, that is’t really old but from the Dollar Section at Target. I’ll share how I got this look. I also did the same thing to the metal on the blackboard. Next week I’ll share how you can rust new metal to look old. LOVING this new technique.
It is sooooo easy! You can see the rust on the chalkboard here. The rust on my vintage ball jars is real.
If you don’t have a chalkboard I also created this free printable click here.
If you liked this post, then you might like these fall free printables I created earlier this year and last year:
My friends also have some lovely fall projects which they’re sharing today! Be sure to visit all these talented ladies: