Easy Chalkboard #Craft


With back to school looming large for us, we are making the most of every minute of our precious summer vacation. So, we chose a craft that is not only quick and easy, but is also useful when those school bells finally ring. This craft was done in less than thirty minutes, and is a perfect addition to my daughters’ room décor. I’ll be able to leave them reminders all year on their personalized chalkboard.

We found everything we needed for our craft project on sale at our local Joann’s craft store, but you can easily find the needed supplies at any craft store. Feel free to shop the sale items, and pick whatever embellishments that suit your décor and mood. My daughters both wanted something classic and feminine, so naturally we went with pearls, satin and flowers in a subtle creamy white theme.


Supplies:

  • 2 – 12x9 Darice wood framed chalkboards
  • 1 sheet Prima decorative paper flowers
  • 1 sheet- K & Company pearl adhesive gems
  • 1 roll – Offray off-white satin ribbon
  • 1- box white Crayola Chalk
  • Glue
  • Q-Tips (to apply glue)


chalkboard #craft supplies #DIY



While both my daughters had agreed on an overall theme when they picked out their supplies, each of them had a different vision for the project, making it uniquely theirs, and making directions subjective.  I’m sure you’ll find a host of products you could use on this project, from paint pens to scrap-booking letters, so let your imagination take the lead.


The Basics:

My daughters chose different uses for their ribbon, one adding a border around her chalkboard, and one making a simple bow as shown in the picture below.

chalkboard #craft ribbon flowers #DIY


  • Glue on ribbons, using Q-Tips to dab on small amounts of glue.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Gently remove Prima paper flowers from package, or leaves will stick to paper.
  • Arrange and glue.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Add K & Company pearl gems. These have self-stick backs, so be sure you place them right where you want them the first time.
  • Tie chalk to ribbon, or allow to rest on top of chalkboard if you’re hanging it up.


This really is a super cute and easy craft your teens and tweens will love to do.


cute chalkboard #craft for #teens #tweens

Please share in comments: What theme would you choose to decorate your chalkboard?


10 comments

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Now that is the kind of craft I can get into. Simple yet elegant. Very pretty results.

Charlene Ross said...

Those turned out very pretty. Sigh, I was never much of a crafty mom, but these look easy enough even for me! :) Now if I could just convince my 17yo & 14you to hang out with me and do crafts. HA!

Daisy B said...

I love how pretty these look! These would be fun to make and great for wedding shower favors.

Barb Webb said...

Those boards are so gorgeous! I love how each girl used the same materials to express their individuality so well. What a fun mom you are!

Karen Mortensen said...

Super cute.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

So glad you like them!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Charlene,

Try them! They are super easy and fun. Tell your teens they get to shop and create their own look and I bet they'll be up for it. :)

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,

Thank you and thanks for the great idea to use these as weeding favors!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,

I loved that both girls expressed themselves differently too. You are such a fun Mom, I take your compliment as high praise- thanks!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Karen,

So glad you like this craft.