Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Standing Chalkboard

Back when I was trying to come up with an idea for a teacher gift, I came up with this. It's a little chalkboard made out of the back of a frame. It is super easy to make and would look great on any desk or counter. I plan to use mine to celebrate any exciting news.
Here is how I made it:
1) Take the back of a frame. Mine is from an 8x10 frame, the glass was broken anyway.
2) Using chalkboard paint, I painted it. Make sure to read the directions
3) I then added some rub-ons
4) Using a glue gun, I glued on a little piece of ribbon to hold the chalk
5) Insert chalk and then write away! That's it, super easy and cheap.

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20 comments:

Lori S. said...

Fun idea!! Love the flowers.

~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)

Beth said...

What a great idea, and so easy too, thanks for sharing!

Annabelle said...

Very, very cool. I've made them as clip boards - that works well too.

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concretenprimroses said...

good idea! Leaving the frame on might work sometimes too.
Kathy

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I really like this idea... simple but so cute. I think I could even handle this myself! :)

Jill said...

DId you have problems with the roughness of the photo backing? How many coats did you need to use? Also, rub ons are quite possibly the best things ever!

Kaysi said...

Jill~
I believe I used two coats. The roughness isn't bad at all. I agree, I love rub ons!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

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Leslie said...

What a cleaver idea! This is too stinkin' cute! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Lanie Ree said...

Nice job! The white flowers are such a great accent on the chalk board (I love chalkboards!)

Thank you for linking this up, too!

Teena said...

I love this simple idea, especially if you have the back left over from another project. Happy Transformation Thursday <3

Ginger said...

I usually throw out the backs of my frames when I make floating frames. I think this is a great idea!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a clever idea! I will be making some of these for my tables at the craft fair in August. Excellent for info and for selling!

malia said...

great idea-- i have a chalkboard fetish so this project is right up my alley!

Vintage French Hen said...

Chalk board paint in a can??? I love it! Thanks for showing me how to do it! Marcia

Diane said...

Love this idea. Soooo handy.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

You always have so many fun things to share...thanks for linking to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Ginger said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a clever idea! I love it!

Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you today for another link party and a giveaway!
Ashley @ www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

oh, this would be soo cute to do this with the little ones and use as on a buffet table to tell people what the food is. Love it! Thanks!