Make your own DIY chalkboard decor for your craft room or work space! This pretty piece of wall decor is also functional. Wouldn’t this be a great way to share inspirational messages or positive thoughts each day?
- Darice Unfinished Wood Wall Panel
- Darice Sticky Back Chalkboard Contact Paper
- Transfer Contact Paper
- Chalk Paint in Beige and Black
- White Paint Marker
- Free Cutting File (click here to download)
Step 1. Paint the front of the panel with the beige paint. Let it dry completely.
Step 2. Paint the edges of the panel with black chalk paint. You may want to tape the edges to make sure paint doesn’t smear onto the front of the panel!
Step 3. Download the free cut file. Import it into your Silhouette software, and use the “vinyl” settings to cut the chalkboard contact paper.
Please note that if you don’t have a cutting machine you can also cut this design by hand! Print the scalloped shape out on sheets of paper, and trace the design onto the back of the contact paper, then cut!
Step 4. Weed the design by removing the unneeded vinyl. Place transfer contact paper on top of the design to remove it from the backing. Center the chalkboard vinyl on the wood panel and smooth out any air bubbles. Remove the transfer paper.
Step 5. Use a stencil to write the word “inspire” on your DIY chalkboard decor. Use a white paint marker.
Step 6. Use stencils and a white paint marker to add decorative designs to the chalkboard contact paper and to the sides of the wood.
The DIY chalkboard decor is easy to hang up, and it will be a great addition to my craft space. I’ll use a chalk marker to change the inspirational thought each day. Have fun crafting and creating wall decor!
For another fun chalkboard idea, check out these chalkboard DIY treat bags!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.