How to Build a Tabletop Chalkboard

Last week I wrote about the chalkboard centerpieces that I made for a Young Life fundraiser.  And today, I'll share the simple tutorial with you.

You will need:

2 - 1x10 boards cut to your desired length (mine were about 12" tall)  *  hinge  *  2 eye hooks  *  twine  *   chalkboard paint  * bakers twine or ribbon {optional}

 1.  cut wood to 12" high {or to your desired height}

2. sand to a smooth finish

3. spray with chalkboard paint

4. hinge the top {I used one larger hinge, but you can also use 2 smaller hinges if you prefer.}

5.  add an eye hook at the inside bottom of each piece of wood

6. use string or twine to stablize the chalkboard when it's upright

7.  tie a fun ribbon or grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the chalkboard for added color

8.  cure the chalkboard by rubbing chalk over both sides - then wipe off with a dry cloth

9. your chalkboard is ready to use!

The chalkboards are so fun - and yet so simple! It would make a great gift for yourself or a friend.  Don't you love it?!


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