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!
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.