You don’t have to know how to sew to use sequins! Besides using them on cards, and in fun little shaker packs, you can glue sequins to just about anything for a fun shimmer and shine! I glued some gorgeous turquoise blue sequins from the new 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin to a wood surface for a fun Mermaid Tale Sequin chalkboard. This craft is simple enough for a child to participate in as well!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Mermaid Tale sequin chalkboard:
- 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin
- Buttons Galore “Sky Blue” Button Basics
- Adornit Pointed Bracket Shaped Wood Surface
- blue ribbon
- clear drying glue
- acrylic craft paint (blue)
- chalkboard paint (black)
- paint brush
Paint the wood bracket shape with the acrylic craft paint. (This is a perfect step for little hands to help with!) I painted the front and back of my shape. Let the paint dry completely.
Paint the inside of the bracket-shaped board with black chalkboard paint following the instructions on your specific bottle. My chalkboard paint instructed to use two coats of paint and allow a relatively long cure time.
Glue the blue sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin around the outside edge of your bracket shaped board. I used three different size sequins from the tin all the way around the edge of the board. My kids had a lot of fun helping with this step! I had one helper finding the perfect sequins from the tin, and the other helper situating them just right on the glue I was spreading. In less than 30 minutes, we had the perfect Mermaid Tale border around our chalkboard!
When your glue has dried completely, add a ribbon to hang your chalkboard. I cut a length of ribbon about 12 inches long. Add a dot of glue to the top of each side of the board, and add the ribbon. I glued a blue button to each end of the ribbon and added one more sequin inside each button (at the direction of my little helpers).
My daughter took the fun little chalkboard to hang in her room so she can write and draw her mermaid-y messages on it.
Using different sequin tins from the new 28 Lilac Lane Premium Collection could result in completely different little chalkboards. I want to make a house shaped Halloween themed one next, using the Haunted House Sequin Tin!
What shape and sequins would you use?