Thiis DIY chalkboard message board was made in just a few easy steps! The dollar store frame makes this a great budget craft idea.
How did this DIY chalkboard message board come about? I wanted to see if I could put chalkboard paint on a doily. Turns out you can, my friends. Once I had done that, I didn’t quite know what to do with my doily.
I had a leftover dollar store frame from another project that I used, so a message board resulted. The best part? I spent $1 on it if you include the frame, because I had everything else. Here’s how to make it.
DIY Chalkboard Message Board
Gather These Supplies
- Dollar store frame – got mine from Dollar Tree
- Mod Podge Matte
- FolkArt chalkboard paint – Black
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Pure Black
- American Accents spray paint – Lagoon
- Paper doily – large enough to fill most of the frame (and write on)
- Fabric scrap – at least an 8″ x 10″ piece
- Foam brush
Prepare your fabric with Mod Podge. Do this by spreading a medium layer of Mod Podge on the fabric and then letting it dry. This will make it easier to Mod Podge the fabric down to the backer without wrinkles.
Add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the backer of the frame (mine was stiff cardboard).
Mod Podge the doily onto the backer and let dry. Stick the backer into the frame ( (I spray painted it blue). Here’s my secret – use three coats of chalkboard paint just on the inside of the doily. Let dry an hour between coats, then let dry for several hours after the last coat.
Condition the chalkboard paint with chalk (follow the instructions), and now you have a sweet little DIY chalkboard message board to tell people you love them or to lay their hands off your cookies.