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Recycled Chalkboard

This little chalk board is a great project to use up some recycled cardboard. It is fun to use large appliance boxes for fun dimensional chalk boards for the kids play room.


Recycled Chalkboard

What you need

Piece of Strong Box Cardboard (any Suitable Size)
Acrylic Paints
Length of Cotton Cord or Rope
Chalk
Dark acrylic paint or chalkboard paint



Instructions

Start by cutting your cardboard into a suitable size for a chalk board.

Using some scissors carefully pierce two holes in the top to tie the rope through later. Make sure the holes are evenly placed or it will unbalance your project.

Use flat basic acrylic paint to paint the cardboard. Dark colors work best as it shows up the white chalk the best.

Once that layer has dried using some contrasting colors, hand paint a decorative border around the edge. We have used a green paint and we have painted a Mexican art border design along the edge of the chalkboard using triangles.

Once it is completely dry thread your length of cord through the holes at the top and tie a knot at the ends to stop it coming through the hole.

Now just hang it up and start chalking.

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Comments

  1. I LOVE THIS CRAFT IDEA. IVE ALWAYS NEEDED TO MAKE A CHALKBOARD FOR MYSELF AND THIS IS THE PERFECT THING.i NEVER WOULD OF GUESSED OF USING ACRILIC PAINT INSTEAD OF CHALKBOARD PAINT.

  2. I’ve been wasting my time looking for chalkbd paint when I could use regular acrylic! Thanks.

  3. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    This project was submitted by Craftbits It is a Mexican Chalk board because it has a mexican art border around the edge. If you do not like the project then simply rate it without the use of swear words and abuse.

  4. i agree with guest 1. message boards are for comments; that’s the purpose of the rating scale. and why is the board mexican?

  5. Comments are for a message board! It’s the name that is absurd. Is this your craft, is that why you took offense to my comments?!

  6. Some people should keep their comments to themselves..

    Great, Cheap, Quick and perfect way to recycle cardboard !

  7. sunny_dayze says:

    use a hole puncher around the edges and loop some ribbon starting and finishing at the top, tie off with a bow for a more decrative look. Love the chalk board!

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