DIY: Wood Slice Chalkboard

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Pulled from the pages of the June 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine, get the how-to on creating this lovely wood slice chalkboard, found in ‘5 simple ways to bring the outdoors inside.’ 

In the spirit of tree houses, campouts and the great outdoors, I thought it would be loads of fun to create a wood slice chalkboard. This is such a super simple DIY that would also make an excellent gift! Hang it inside or out and customize it as you wish. Here is how to re-create your own.

Supplies:

  • Wood slice (purchased at Hobby Lobby)/ Chalkboard paint/
  • Paint brush/ Twine/ Drill/ Chalk, chalk marker or chalk pencil

Directions:

  1. Apply a coat of chalkboard paint vertically to the wood slice. Try to keep an even margin around the outside.
2.Let this dry according to directions on paint (I waited an hour.) Brush on a second coat of chalkboard paint in the opposite direction of your first coat.
2. Let this dry according to directions on paint (I waited an hour.) Brush on a second coat of chalkboard paint in the opposite direction of your first coat.
3. Drill two holes in the top of your wood slice and thread twine through them. Tie a bow.
3. Drill two holes in the top of your wood slice and thread twine through them. Tie a bow.
Allow 24 hours to dry before drawing on your chalkboard. Customize it with whatever monogram, quote or design you would like. Make sure and prime the chalkboard by running chalk over the entire surface of chalkboard before drawing on it and erasing.
4. Allow 24 hours to dry before drawing on your chalkboard. Customize it with whatever monogram, quote or design you would like. Make sure and prime the chalkboard by running chalk over the entire surface of chalkboard before drawing on it and erasing.
  1. Hang wherever you wish and enjoy your handmade, wood slice chalkboard!

Try using colored paint such as Martha Stewart Crafts Chalkboard paint to change up the look. If you’re stumped (no pun intended) on what to write on the chalkboard, check online for chalk art ideas there are tons! Enjoy every minute of the great outdoors in beautiful Montana!