I thought I would share with you today a tutorial on making a blackboard heart that I had come across a while back on someone's picture of their store. I wish I could give credit where it is due. See them hanging on the blue dresser?
You will need a scroll saw to cut out your pattern.
Once you have cut out your shape, it is a good idea to sand down the top and the edges. I like to break the edges too with my sandpaper as sometimes they can be quite sharp.
Now you will require a drill and a drill bit that is large enough for your chosen material to pull through. Drill out the holes.
Sand out the holes. Now it is time to paint your cutout with some chalkboard paint.