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DIY Pink Chalkboard Wood Plank

My little girl started school this year. I quickly realized I only had one chalkboard for two kids. This sounded to me as the perfect excuse to make her a new pink chalkboard on a wood plank.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 Days
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Natural Wood Tree Trunk Slice Base
Raspberry Martha Stewart Crafts Chalkboard Paint
Small Poly Foam Brush

Things to do:
1. Start painting the edges of the inner circle of the wood plank with the Raspberry Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint. Gently dab the paint along the edges, then pull the paint towards the center of the wood plank.

2. Continuing painting along the edges until you have painted all of the edges of the inner circle of the wood plank. Try to smooth in any globs of paint, as much a possible for a more even drying.

3. Fill in the the rest of the inner circle of the wood plank with the Martha Stewart Raspberry Chalkboard paint. Allow the chalkboard paint to dry for at least one hour.

4. After waiting a least one hour between coats, repeat steps 2 and 3 until final color desired has been reached. The instructions on the Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint says to use at least two coats of paint. I used 3 coats of paint.
5. Allow the chalkboard paint to dry for at least 24 hours after final coat.
6. Condition the chalkboard by rubbing chalk back and forth across the chalkboard over the entire chalkboard.

7. With a slightly damp cloth, wipe off excess chalk from the wood plank chalkboard.

Voila you now have your own Pink Chalkboard Wood Plank!

My daughter was so excited to draw on her new pink chalkboard, I could barely get her to pose for this photo. The Pink Chalkboard Wood Plank would be great for first day of school, weddings, baby showers, every day fun and more!

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Wood Slice Apple Chalkboard Tutorial

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minute, plus 25 hours of drying time for paint
Age range: 12 and up with adult supervision for drill and saw

Things you’ll need:
Wood Tree Trunk Slice
Painters tape
Habanero Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint
Green felt
Tracing tool such as a pen or marker
Glue gun and glue sticks
Foam paintbrush
1/2″ Dowel Rods
Drill and 1/4 drill bit

Things to do:
1. Apply painter’s tape to the edge of the wood slice, applying it in sections so that the tape is smooth around the curves of the wood.

2. Using the foam brush and chalkboard paint, paint one layer onto the slice. It’s easiest to paint in the direction of the grain, and you’ll find that painting in one direction is easier and smoother than painting in the other direction. You may need to wiggle the foam brush just a little to get into some of the rough parts of the wood. Allow the paint to dry for about an hour.

3. Repeat step 2, applying a second coat of paint. Allow the paint to cure for 24 hours.
4. While the paint dries, use a saw to cut a dowel to 4″ long.

5. Draw a leaf shape onto the felt. We drew a leaf that’s 3″ tall and 1 1/2 ” at its widest point.

6. Cut out the leaf.

7. Using a 1/4 drill bit, drill two indentations into the middle of one long side of the wood slice. The holes do not have to be very deep; they should just be enough to wedge the dowel into.

8. Hot glue the leaf to the side of the dowel stem.

9. Add hot glue inside the indentations you drilled, then push the dowel into the hole.

10. Once the paint has dried completely, remove the painter’s tape from the edge.

11. Using chalk, write a message on the chalkboard paint. You can write anything from “Welcome” to “Happy fall!” – it’s your choice! When you want to write a new message, just wipe away the old one and use chalk to write a new message.

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DIY Tiny Tin Chalkboard Storage Case

Create a fun chalkboard and storage case in one for your little one to take on the go! This chalkboard is reusable, and easily recreated once it encounters inevitable wear.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Tin mint box/tin craft box
Chalkboard paint
Cardstock/posterboard/thin cardboard
Craft glue
Paint brush
Small scrap of felt

Things to do:
1. Paint an area large enough to cover the top of your tin, using your chalkboard paint on thin cardboard. This may require 2 coats of paint to create a smooth, streak free chalkboard surface. Allow to fully dry.
2. Trace the top of your tin on to your painted are once your paint is dry.
3. Cut out your traced area.
4. Using craft glue, glue your cardboard to the top of your tin. We placed a heavy book on top of our tin to keep the cardboard flat against the top of the tin while drying. Allow to fully dry.
5. Cut a small piece of felt to use as a chalk eraser and store along with chalk inside of your tin.

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Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornament Tutorial

Create a fun, rustic, reusable ornament that can be used during the holiday season, or all year long!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar ring
Chalkboard paint
Jute twine
Paint brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Using your jar ring, trace the inner circle on to your cardstock, and cut out.
2. Paint your circle piece with your Chalkboard Paint and allow to dry.
3. While your circle is drying, use your jute twine to wrap the outside of your ring. Start by hot gluing the end of your twine to the outside of ring and then wrap until you reach your desired thickness, then hot glue the end to your twine.
4. Create a loop from your twine to create an ornament hanger. Attach to the inner backside of your ring.
5. Add any embellishments or additions to your lid, such as bows created using your twine.
6. After your chalkboard paint has fully dried, hot glue it to the inner back side of your ring–make sure to push it all the way forward, so that it fits snuggly inside.
7. Decorate using your chalk or chalkboard pen.

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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard Sign

Create a versatile chalkboard sign, using a large piece of wood slice. These signs can be customized any way you see fit, and makes a great adornment to any home, during any season!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30+ minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Large wood slice
Chalkboard paint
Jute twine
Foam brush
Faux succulents (or any other addition you wish)
Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Using chalkboard paint, paint the front of your food slice (the smoothest side works best).
2. Allow to dry.
3. Drill two holes at the top of your sign on each end of the sign.
4. Use jute twine, and string through the back of your sign one each side. Once through, tie knots large enough to keep your twine from sliding back through the hole.
5. Using your hot glue, and embellishments, decorate the sides of your sign.

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Wood Slice Chalkboard Banner Tutorial

Create a rustic chalkboard banner, that is customizable and perfect for every holiday and season with this super simple tutorial!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slices
Chalkboard paint/paint brush
Jute twine
Chalk/chalk pen
Drill *optional

Things to do:
This wood slice banner can be created using wood slice pieces that are not predrilled, and strung with twine, but is a snap using those that are.
1. If you wood slices are not pre drilled, drill a hole in each slice, near the top of the wood slice.
2. Paint each slice with chalkboard paint., and allow to dry.
3. String each slice with a piece of twine. Measure each piece of twine, so that they are the same length.
4. String your wood slices on a large piece of twine, length will be determined by the amount of slices you are using, and your desired length. (You may tie each slice to the twine to keep them in place, or allow them to move freely by simply stringing the twine through the loops.)
5. Decorate your wood slices using your chalk or chalk pen.

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DIY Rustic Chalkboard Bottle

This fun chalkboard bottle makes the perfect housewarming gift. Write the family name, a favorite saying, or a greeting, and give to the recipient with small box of chalk!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 2-4 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard paint
Sisal rope
Medium-sized paintbrush or foam brush
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks


Things to do:
1. Paint the outside of the bottle. You’ll need to use 2-3 coats for a nice black surface. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next.
2. Once the paint is dry, warm up your hot glue gun. Glue the sisal rope to the neck of the bottle. To “prep” your bottle, rub chalk all over it and then wipe off – this makes it easier to write on later.

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DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Animal Chalkboard

An animal-themed chalkboard is a quirky addition to a classroom or home office. Simply spray your animals in your choice of color (we use gold here), glue them on, and smile when you write on the chalkboard!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Miniature farm animals
Small chalkboard
Metallic spray
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks


Things to do:
1. Fold up some newspaper and tape to the inside of the chalkboard, so that the wood borders are the only parts that are exposed.
2. Spray the chalkboard and the plastic animals. Once one side of the animals is dry, you’ll need to turn the animals over to make sure they’re evenly sprayed all the way around. It’s better to spray in light coats rather than one heavy coat. Allow to dry.
3. This is what your animals and chalkboard should look like when dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
4. Arrange your animals along the chalkboard border, and glue in place.

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DIY Rustic Chalkboard Wood Slice Photo Frame

This inviting and chic wood slice chalkboard is a great way to display photos and change them throughout the year! You can lean it against the shelf of a bookcase or mantel, or mount hardware on the back to hang on the wall.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 60 minutes (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wood tree slice
Chalkboard paint
3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
Paint brush
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Paint the front of the wood slice and allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.

2. Paint another coat of chalkboard paint. This is what the wood slice looks like once both coats are dry.

3. Wrap the front with a piece of ribbon. Hot glue the ribbon to the back.

4. Use your chalk to make some decorations before adding the photos with your clothespins. Change the message for every season or special occasion!

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DIY Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornament

This fun DIY will help you transform your old Christmas ornament into a beautiful decoration that can be displayed all year! Use it as a gift tag or place setting when you want to bring a little winter magic to your decor.

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard paint
Epsom Salts
Mod Podge

Things to do:
1. The first step is dipping your ornament in chalk paint. String a piece of jute through the top loop of the ornament to create a hanger and carefully lower it into the paint. Be sure to cover the surface completely.

2. Hang the ornament over the jar of paint to drip dry. Leave it 24 hours or until paint is dry to the touch.

3. Take your piece of fir branch and drip the stem in Mod Podge. Cover the stem with Epsom salts and set it aside to dry.

4. When your ornament and branch is dry, use a piece of jute to tie them together.
5. Write on the surface with a chalk marker and enjoy!

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