Shabby Chic Spring Chalkboard

Shabby Chic Decor is probably one of my favorite decor styles and I still have a thing for chalkboards so when I saw a vintage vibe chalkboard on sale at Michaels last week, I knew I wanted to go with the look and Create a Shabby Chic Chalkboard. The easiest way to make something pretty with this was by using my Cricut and that's what I'm sharing in today's post.

Close up of Vintage Mirror and Shabby Chic Chalkboard with Floral Globe

How-To Make a Shabby Chic Chalkboard with Cricut

Do you still like to use chalkboards in your home decor? I have a lot of chalkboards around my house. Most are small though I do have one wall that's a chalkboard. Something about them appeals to me. I think because I like to change things up, all the time, and when you do it with chalkboards, there's no guilt involved.

Close up of packaging - Anna Griffin Premium Vinyl, Cricut, on top of Shabby Chic Chalkboard

Close of up floral Anna Griffin repositionable matte premium vinyl on Shabby Chic Chalkboard

My inspiration for this was simple, spring, which to me, means flowers. I can hardly wait to start to plant some but since it's still ridiculously cold here, for now, I'll have to settle for some faux flowers and a few I made with my Cricut.

Close up of unpackaged Anna Griffin Vinyl on Shabby Chic Chalkboard

I was at Michaels the other day and found a shabby chic chalkboard. It was 50% off plus another 20% off so it had to come home with me. My next stop after finding this was the Cricut section and I found something I had never seen before.  Anna Griffin repositionable premium vinyl. The patterns were absolutely gorgeous so that pretty much cemented I had to buy them and I knew they'd work with the shabby chic chalkboard no matter what I did with them.

Shabby Chic look Anna Griffin repositionable matte premium vinyl by Cricut


Cricut machine - I have the Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Access - this is a monthly service and if you use your Cricut often, it is great to have.  I found the Bits and Pieces images I used for this project in Cricut Access.

Anna Griffin repositionable vinyl - I cannot find the one I used online but will update this if/when I do. I found the patterns I used in-store at Michaels.

Chalkboard - I found mine in Michaels but I also found a similar one on Etsy 

Transfer Tape for the lettering


Bit and Pieces globe, dragonfly, butterflies, and flowers for shabby chic chalkboard

I poked around in Cricut Access and found the globe, butterflies, dragonfly, and flowers in the Bits and Pieces category and oh, my, I just about swooned. I thought these would be perfect for this project.

Bit and Pieces ready to be cut out for Shabby Chic Chalkboard

I set up the project for an "underlay", which is the blue with gold vinyl, and an overlay (two separate cuts). I used the blue vintage floral for the overlay.

Globe cut out with Cricut in basic pattern for Shabby Chic Chalkboard

I positioned the blue and gold on the chalkboard eyeing up the center (I know they make rulers, but I am ornery and just eye things up!).

Globe with lettering beneath, The earth laughs in flowers, on shabby chic chalkboard

I added the lettering next from one of my favorite quotes,

close up of Shabby Chic Chalkboard with vintage appearing floral globe and Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote perfect for spring and year round decorating

The earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ the font I used for this is called Candace.

Close up of Shabby Chic Chalkboard decorated using Anna Griffin Cricut premium vinyl, repositionable, Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote, flowers, butterflies and dragonfly

I continued adding elements to the design, beginning with the underlay cuts and then adding the details, overlay cuts. And that's it! Also, I really liked using the repositionable vinyl.

Close up of Shabby Chic Chalkboard decorated using Anna Griffin Cricut premium vinyl, repositionable, Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote, flowers, butterflies and dragonfly

It sticks but not so much so that I couldn't move and reposition (like the name says!) the different elements which is good because I usually need to move things around.

Collage of 15 spring projects made with a Cricut cutting machine

This project is part of the monthly Cricut Craft + Create Monthly Challenge and you can see all of the fun and beautiful inspiration from the other bloggers below! Be sure and stop by and give them some love.

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  1. The patterned vinyl is so pretty! What a great deal on the chalkboard. I love the saying you used.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Jenny!

  2. Michelle from Weekend Craft says:

    That repositionable vinyl is stunning. I need to keep an eye out for it.

  3. Allison | Upright and Caffeinated says:

    I LOVE this!! The saying is fantastic and that globe is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Allison, for stopping by!

  4. What a great idea for a chalkboard! It's less messy and does not require artistic ability 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Definitely less messy and I agree about the artistic ability. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Pam Larmore - P.S. I Love You Crafts says:

    What a wonderful addition to your spring decor. Very pretty!

  6. I'm dying over all of this beautiful printed vinyl and I have a crafty crush on all things Anna Griffin anyway. Your chalkboard sign turned out SO pretty!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Marie!

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