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DIY Chalkboard Talk Bubbles

Here is another idea we did for the Kirtsy Party at Blogher. The theme was “Voices of the Year” so the whole party was branded with talk bubbles. For the photobooth of course we did chalkboard talk bubbles that people could write in themselves and then get their picture taken. My sister Gabrielle, gets the credit for figuring out how to make them out of something other than wood. Here is the step by step for how we did it for about $12.

Materials: Black on Black Foam Core $5, Exacto Knife, Chalkboard Contact Paper $7, and Chalk

Step One: Separate the backing from the chalk board Contact paper and lay it onto the foam core smoothing out the bubbles.

Step Two: Draw the shapes of the talk bubbles onto the Foam Core with chalk.

Step Three: Cut them out with an Exacto Knife

Step Four: Write something on it, hold it above your head and take a picture!

  1. shannon montez

    September 1, 2010

    My level of excitement about this project is pathetically high! 🙂

  2. Miranda

    September 1, 2010

    What the what? There is chalkboard contact paper? I had no idea. My brain is bulging with possibilities.

  3. Joanna

    September 1, 2010

    I was looking for a tutorial on this. Thanks so much! I will be using it for the upcoming baby shower that I am hosting. I already bought the chalkboard contact paper from your link. Can't wait to get it!

  4. christine

    September 1, 2010

    Brilliant! I want to host a party and have a photobooth just to try this.

  5. Torrie

    September 1, 2010

    one of the BEST ideas I've seen in a long time! I can't wait to execute it:). thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. hana

    September 1, 2010

    this is so fun! i am going to use it in my classroom this year, at the children's level & next to photos from project work. thanks for sharing!

  7. The Social Secretary

    September 1, 2010

    Cute! Where exactly do you find chalkboard contact paper? Craft store?

  8. Carrie, The Modern Housewife

    September 1, 2010

    very super-cute. but what in the world do you do with them?

  9. KREW

    September 2, 2010

    WOW! I love the chalkboard trend, but didn't want to commit with paint. Contact Paper? Brilliant!!! What took them so long?

  10. Kelly

    September 2, 2010

    I did not know they made chalk board contact paper. Now I will have to see if I can find some.

  11. Jessica

    September 2, 2010

    That's are just fabulous!!!

  12. Jenny @ Embellishing Life

    September 2, 2010

    Really neat idea!!! I am way excited about contact chalkboard paper! I'm off to find it!

  13. Megan - A Ruffle In Time

    September 2, 2010

    i featured this on my blog dear!!

  14. Ashley

    September 2, 2010

    I am in love! These would be perfect for my Halloween party this year! It will be featured on my blog tomorrow! LOVE!

  15. Lyn @ A Photogenic Life

    September 8, 2010

    I just came across your blog and love it already. This idea is great… I'm hoping to incorporate this into some kind of photo project in the future! I hope you don't mind but I featured a link to it on my blog!

  16. Ayesha

    September 9, 2010

    You can also just use the chalkboard paint directly onto foam core. It works like a charm. Did it for my wedding back in May.

  17. missDDT

    September 10, 2010

    Cute, cute, cute! Linking as an Innovative Gift next Tuesday! 😀

  18. julie (etsy stalkers)

    September 13, 2010

    Holy cuteness. Now I must redecorate my sons entire room. Put. down. the. credit. card.

  19. victoriavm

    October 17, 2010

    There is such a thing as chalkboard contact paper?! I'm so excited! I just found your blog…I love it! And I love the idea of this chalkboard contact paper!

  20. Faith

    January 23, 2011

    Love this idea! I jumped here from the link on The Dainty Squid. Thanks for the supercool tutorial!

  21. Lauren

    January 26, 2011

    WOW chalkboard contact paper?! This is going to change lives….AMAZING!

  22. bryslove

    May 16, 2011

    this is the most brilliant thing i've ever seen. bravo to your sis for finally finding an inexpensive way to get this fun thing done. i'm a new follower and now i'm hooked.

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    June 6, 2011

    Hi – I am definitely delighted to find this. great job!

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  27. Marnie

    June 11, 2011

    Fun idea. My crazy family would have a blast with these at a reunion or family photo op. Thanks for sharing this one! (who knew there was such a thing as chalkboard contact paper?? Awesome!)

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