Give your guests a lesson in creativity with these beautifully personalised chalk ideas - starting with a fabulous backdrop at your reception!

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Paint a surface, such as a wall, wood or MDF, to use for a backdrop with any matt black paint.

Measure and scale it down to a manageable size on a piece of A4 paper. Draw a grid on the paper sand write out the names you want on your backdrop, plus all the pretty details. Take a metre ruler and draw the grid onto your wall in pencil. Using the paper as a guide, draw the letters in each square on the wall with coloured chalks.

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Matt black interior paint, £13.98 for 2.5l, B&Q at diy.com. Coloured chalk, 99p for pack of 12, ryman.co.uk

As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Brides