remember the pizzas menu earlier in February? Well, it's about time I tell you how I made this beautiful chalkboard frame.
I have step-by-step images below showing how I made it, but most importantly here are the 3 things you need to buy to make such a nice piece for your wall, your kitchen, your entrance, or even for a gift to a friend who will appreciate your talent!
- A photo frame. It can be wooden, plastic or metallic. Cheap or expensive. Looking vintage or shiny. Small or large. You choose based on your space and your taste!
- A Chalkboard Contact Paper like the one I got from Amazon for only ~7$. I still have almost all of it even though I have made 3 chalkboard frames already!
- Chalks! I chose a NeoChalk Liquid Chalk Marker Chisel Tip - White, also from Amazon, because of its good reviews. I also tried to write with regular chalk but I wasn't very satisfied...
I preferred the chalkboard paper than a spray, mainly because I don't like sprays (I think they're not "green"). Plus I don't have an outdoor space where I could use to spray my surface and I would definitely not do it home and cause a mess!
So, let's take one step at a time, shall we?
Step 1: Buy a frame.
Step 2: Remove the glass part of a frame.
Step 3: Cut a piece from the chalkboard paper, big enough to leave 2cm spare from each side of the glass.
Step 4: Apply the paper on the glass. Fold in the papers in the corners as shown below.
Step 5: Use your fingers to guide potential bubbles trapped between the paper and the glass towards the sides. It's very easy to remove the bubbles.
Step 6: Put the glass back in the frame. Your brand new chalkboard is ready! And you made it by yourself!
Step 7: It's very easy to remove your liquid chalk writing. Just use slightly moist kitchen paper.
Remember I only used:
For those of you in Europe, I searched for these products on amazon.co.uk and didn't find them.
But here's what similar materials I found for you!
Now my boards are ready to hold my homemade menus, welcoming messages in the entrance hall, my favorite quotes and sweet words to each other :)
Hope you enjoyed this tiny tutorial on my first DIY (which I'm very proud of I must say!)
ps. Καλημέρα (kalimera) is greek for "good morning"! Have a good one!