I like simple crafts. And if they don’t cost a lot of money, even better. My Framed Cardboard Chalkboard from a cereal box fits both of those.
I found this lovely frame at the thrift store for 75 cents. She is an oval metal frame, and with the right paint and additions I can find a place for her in our home.
After I painted the frame Hint of Olive from Ace Hardware, I was ready to make a cardboard chalkboard.
I found a piece of cardboard just the right size (for this particular craft, I used our iHome box).
I then needed to paint the cardboard with primer. Once the primer was dry I painted over it with my homemade chalk paint.
After the chalk paint was dry, I cut the shape to fit snug in my frame.
Now it doesn’t slide, bend, or bow. So excited to hang up my new beauty!!
I added a twine loop to the back by hot gluing it. So easy! Doesn’t she look great on our pantry?
Who would have thought a 75 cent frame could look so good?? I just love my Framed Cardboard Chalkboard!! Now you can make a cute and trendy chalkboard from cardboard!!
P.S. Our kids love homemade biscuits and gravy. It is a meal ask for every time we are all together. I tell them, “You buy the ingredients and I will make it.” They have the ingredients, and I make it. SO delish!
I made My Framed Cardboard Chalkboard with a different thrifted frame to update and add a new texture. It doesn’t even look like a cereal box anymore, does it?
I hope you try making a Framed Cardboard Chalkboard soon. So easy and you can use your own creativity.
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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
This is such a fun idea on a budget…looks wonderful!
Thank you LInda. I love your comments!!
This chalkboard project turned out fabulous! I never thought of using cardboard for the chalk board part before. You are so smart and thrifty! Oh yes, btw, I absolutely love biscuits and gravy. Mmmmm.
Why, thank you SO much Sherry! It was a fun project :)
Make it a great day!
The Other Me says
love the chalkboard next to the blue door. adorable saying too!
Thank you!! I truly appreciate it.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
That’s such a great idea to use cardboard! And now I want biscuits and gravy…
You are so sweet!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Very cute Meegan!
Jamie @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says
So cute! That would look great on the pantry door in my kitchen!
Super, super cute, Meegan!! And now I’m craving biscuits & gravy!
Thanks so much Kristi! Love that you like it. We must meet for biscuits and gravy some time!!
The Rosegarden in Malevik says
really cute…….. a god job :)
and do not miss….
it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)
Thanks so much! I love your blog and your taste!!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
The color’s perfect!
Thanks so much Steph!! It was fun!
Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says
This is Super– Totally pinned this guy! What a great little project girl!
Tahnks Jen! Love your comments and thanks for the pin!!
Karen Whitney says
Beauty is right! Who would have thought it was cardboard? Total genius :)
Thank you karen!! I hope you make one soon and share it with me.
Elizabeth Salmeron says
Great job! Do you recommend using primer before chalkboard paint?
You smart little thing! It looks great and is so much safer than the one I made over a piece of glass once. That one had me shaking in my boots until I finally did away with it.