Welcome back to my blog! I have been quite busy preparing for Christmas. Creating new Christmas decorations has been top on my list. Along with making Christmas gifts for family and friends. To day I am excited to share a DIY Cardboard Chalkboard Christmas Gift.
It is always fun to have new, fresh Christmas decorations, isn’t it? I like to create timeless pieces that can be used for years to come. Like my DIY Cardboard Chalkboard Christmas Gift.
As you might be able to tell, I like chalkboards. I like them for any and every season…
I have actually made all of them from cardboard cereal boxes. Yes, I DO mean from Cheerios, Fiber One, Frosted flakes and so on. They are so easy AND inexpensive to create. PLUS, they make great gifts.
Let me show you how to make you own DIY Cardboard Chalkboard Christmas Gift, and what you will need…
1 large cereal box
1 frame-I used an 8×10 frame
black craft paint
2 inch sponge paint brush
3 inch chipboard letters (in the letters of your choice)
flat white spray paint
iridescent glitter (or color of your choice)
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
2 inch wide packing tape
I started off by cutting my cereal box into an 8×10 inch shape. This will fit snug in my frame.
With the black craft paint, I used a sponge brush to paint the blank side of the cardboard piece. It WILL curl up when wet, but as it dries it will lay flat. (If not, set a large, heavy book on the DRY, painted cardboard and it will flatten.)
When the paint is completely dry, carefully cover your panted cardboard with chalk. I lay my chalk on it’s side and cover the whole cardboard. See how it’s beginning to look like a chalkboard? With a dry paper towel, softly wipe the chalk off. This will give the appearance of a used chalkboard. Easy peasy.
While your “chalkboard” is drying, prepare your chipboard letters for the DIY Cardboard Chalkboard Christmas Gift.
I chose the word “NOEL”, but you could choose any word that fits your décor or style, such as Farmhouse, Cottage, Home, Christmas, Welcome, etc…
Lay out your chosen letters and spray a light coat of flat white paint. They shouldn’t take too long to dry.
When they do, spread Elmer’s glue over each letter.
While the glues is still wet, sprinkle the glitter over each letter. Making sure that each letter is equally covered with the glitter.
Use your hot glue gun to attach your chipboard letters to the “chalkboard”. I used a ruler to measure each space between the frame and the letters. This ensures an evenly spaced and balanced look.
Place your finished chalkboard in a frame of your choice. To keep it secure in the frame, use packing tape and/or hot glue.
Now, your DIY Cardboard Chalkboard Christmas Gift is ready for decorating your own home or to give to a special someone.
I just LOVE how this turned out. I can’t wait to make another one for myself, before Christmas arrives!
Today’s post is part of the DIY Deck The Home Blog Hop.
Every Sunday evening we have a new theme and category. This week was all about DIY Christmas gifts. I hope you will scroll through and enjoy ALL of the many creative and talented Christmas gift ideas from my amazing friends, linked below.
Thanks for joining me. Make it a wonderful day.
I wouldn’t have believed this was made from a cereal box! Paired with that gorgeous frame it is stunning!
Lori Jo says
Love this idea, totally doing it! And what a great gift idea also :)
Lori Jo – 50 With Flair
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse says
So cute! I love this idea, thanks for the inspiration.
Anam Zohaib says
Absolutely love the use of Cereal box. I always love DIY projects which incorporate an upcycled element.
Pam @ House Of Hawthornes says
Super cute and super economical too! Love the upcycled cereal box aspect of it!
Susan Homeroad Stevenson says
Very pretty Meegan! I love the frame, you made it beautiful :)
This looks great! I would have never thought to make a chalkboard out of cardboard. What a great way to keep the cost low!
Very pretty love the frame
I love this Meegan! What a cute idea for a “chalkboard” gift!
This is such a great idea Meegan! Not everyone has access to a saw and this will inspire them to make their own signs. And that you’re reusing something that might go in the trash is a perfect idea :)
Talk about a thrifty gift! By using cardboard and a tag sale frame, you can make a chalkboard for next to nothing! Love it!
Jessica Lehman says
Making this! I never thought chalkboard paint would work on cardboard!
What a beautiful gift idea!!! I love absolutely every element of this! (Off to find some Noel letters!)
Laura Burton says
What a sweet gift for the holiday season. I love how you seasoned your board with chalk first and didn’t completely clean it off so it looked well-loved.