How To Make A Hanging Blackboard
Welcome to July’s DIY Challenge! I’m so glad that you are here. This month Terrie from Decorate and More With Tip issued us the challenge of making something with blackboard paint. After much thought, I decided to share how to make a hanging blackboard.
A quick thank you to Terrie for always giving us the best challenges!
Also, if you are coming here from Purple Hues and Me, Welcome!
If you decide to make your own hanging blackboard, here are the supplies you will need.
Flower of your choice
Hot Glue gun
Tape off the inside wooden edge of your board.
Once this is done, paint one – two coats of chalkboard paint on the flat surface.
TIP: Once your paint has set up remove the blue tape before the paint completely dries. This usually insures that you have a nice clean paint line between the flat surface and the raised edge.
Now it’s time to give the blackboard frame a little color.
You could certainly paint this area, however I chose to stain it using Vintage Effects wash.
Simply paint the wash on and leave for about 15 seconds, then wipe it off with a paper towel.
Continue doing this until the entire frame is stained.
I love using the wash because it dries quickly.
If the stain isn’t as dark as you’d like, let it dry then add another coat.
I found these beaded napkin rings on sale for 4.00.
Which was much cheaper than buying raw wooden beads.
Simply cut the napkin ring apart and take the beads off of the string holding them together.
Then, using BBQ skewers, place the beads on the skewers and paint the beads white.
Lay the skewers on a plate and let them dry completely.
Attach the beads to the chalkboard.
About 10 inches down from the center on both sides, mark the spot with a pencil.
Drill a hole in the center of the frame.
( Be sure not to go all the way through the frame!)
You are drilling a pilot hole for screws.
Using a screw driver, place screw into the hole leaving about 1/8″ between the back of the screw head and the frame.
Once your beads are dry, string them on a piece of twine.
Then tie one end of your beads to the screw.
The screw will keep your beads securely attached to the chalkboard.
Repeat on the other side.
Hide the tail of the twine by gluing it to the side and back of the chalkboard.
Also, I hate to see the shiny silver screw, so I paint the head of the screw a brown to camouflage it!
Using a flower of your choice attach it to the to upper left hand corner of the blackboard with a hot glue gun.
Your hanging blackboard is finished and ready for you to write your favorite wording on it!
Super simple, easy and looks great!
Now, I hope that you will join me in heading on over to Terrie’s at Decorate and More With Tip and see what she is sharing with us!
Once you’ve finished there, don’t forget to head on over to all of the other DIY Challenge participants!
Until next time….
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Your hanging chalkboard turned out really pretty, Tammy! The flower and beads are a beautiful finishing touch that takes the chalkboard to a whole new level of chicness!
Thanks Gail! I do love this hop because it makes me think outside of the box when crafting. You never know what you will come up with.
Tammy, as always your crafts never fails to amaze me. I love every inch of the sign. Don’t you just love the saying “Hey y’all”??? That’s my favorite words. ha! Thanks for joining me on the DIY Challenge.
You are too sweet Terrie! I always love this challenge as it stretches my skill set and I learn so much from other bloggers!
I love this tutorial! You have inspired me to do something similar for my classroom door welcoming students or inspiring them with some positive mindset quote. I love these hops because I always learn a new trick like how you paint beads. Beautiful, Tammy!
Oh, Kelli a chalkboard like this on your door would be a wonderful way to post positive thoughts on your door. I love that idea. Send pics when you are done as I’d love to see it!
Vey cute project Tammy. Love the addition of the beads.
This project is so cute, Tammy. I think my favorite part is how you transformed the beaded napkin rings into a hanger. Perfect for this chalkboard project. The flower is the perfect “garnish” for the sign.
Thanks Carol! I’ve used those napkin rings a lot lately to make other beaded items. I do love an inexpensive alternative when making crafts for sure.
This is so adorable .. This is one ill definetly try do myself..
Thanks so much Teresa! It is fun to make!
Oh I love this Tammy, so pretty!
Thanks Corine! I’m trying to get lighter, brighter stuff added into my house. Since you are the Queen of that I’m taking this as a real compliment! Have a great weekend!