Mini Chalkboard

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About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, a...

Grab an old wooden picture frame and give it a pop of color to your locker or fridge with this back to school idea!


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Step 1: Grab Your Materials

To make this fun chalkboard, you will need...

  • an old wooden picture frame
  • Mod Podge Chalk Topcoat or any other chalkboard paint
  • acrylic paint
  • wooden shapes
  • paint brush
  • sponge brush
  • glue gun or E6000 glue
  • chalk (not shown)
  • magnets

Note: You can also choose to work with chalk and acrylic spray paint if it sounds easier to you.

Step 2: Prep Frame

To start, take apart the picture frame and paint the glass with chalkboard paint. While you set that out to dry, grab the frame and paint that too! You can choose to use spray paint as well if that sounds easier to you.

Step 3: Add Wooden Shapes

Add some wooden shapes to your frame with a bit of hot glue or E6000 glue and let dry, before reassembling your frame.

Step 4: Add Magnets

Now, attach your small magnets to the back so you can hang it in your locker or on your fridge!

Step 5: Done!

Now, you can write on the chalkboard! This is perfect to use for home on your fridge to write down reminders and notes, and for school to place inside your locker!

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    Slippery arm

    3 years ago

    It's really cool but I don't know if it should be in the rainbow contest