Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DIY: Wooden Chalkboard

When it comes to DIY projects, there are two things I'm head over heels for: anything made out of wood and chalkboard paint. Combining the two? That's a recipe for magic.

My mom agreed to be my DIY partner in crime this past weekend, so we rummaged through our DIY tools and hit the craft store. We've seen so many of these cute wood slice chalkboards on Pinterest and in magazines, and knew we could make a version of our own for the holidays.


Wood slice
Chalkboard paint
Staple gun or super glue (not pictured)
Chalk or a chalkboard marker


Get the goods. 

Trace a circle on the wood slice as an outline for the chalk paint.

Pour your paint, and use a brush that allows you to paint distinct edges.

Start painting. If possible, try to paint consistently in the same direction, either vertically or horizontally.

Once the paint is dry, apply a second coat. Let dry.

Cut twine to the appropriate length you'd like the sign to hang, and affix with either staples or super glue.

Using chalk or a chalk marker, begin drawing your design. I used a chalk marker to have more control of the drawing.

Allow to dry (this shouldn't take more than a minute or so).

Hang and enjoy!

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