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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