How to Make a Chalkboard Tutorial
Welcome to my how to make a chalkboard tutorial. This tutorial idea came to me when I was working on my Back to School Series.
One of the things I find helpful in making it through the week successfully is having a meal plan. Having that meal plan available for everyone to see makes meals much soother.
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What You Need:
Prepare your Canvas
I decided to use canvas for 2 reasons.
- I had a bunch of extra ones floating around waiting for a project
- Canvas is easy to hang on a wall.
- No need to buy any expensive chalkboard paint.
First, measure the correct length of the chalkboard contact paper you need and cut it. The stuff I bought has a grid on it to help you cut straight.
Apply the chalkboard contact paper to the canvas. Mine came rolled up tight, so I needed to carefully align the top edges so that it would cover the full board.
I decided to do a reverse canvas for my board. You can find full instructions on How to Make a Reverse Canvas Here
You don’t need to do a reverse canvas, but this will make finishing the edges easier and it will provide a nice frame.
I applied 2 coats of paint and after stapling the canvas with chalkboard contact paper on gave the surplus material a trim around the edges.
And That's It! You're Done!
Uses for your chalkboard
There are lots of things you can do with this chalkboard. I mainly use it for my weekly menu. I have also used it for the first/last day of school signs. Take a look below.