DIY a very simple wood plank chalkboard, which is perfectly decorated with chalk markers. It makes a fun, homemade hostess gift for holiday parties!
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This craft is so easy and with one roll of contact paper you can make a few of these to give away during the holidays. It will take less than 15 minutes to make it, plus the fun part is really in the decorating. You can use regular sticks of chalk, or make it super bright and cheerful with Chalkola chalk markers.
Large piece of paper, pencil and scissors
The most difficult part of this project is getting the chalk vinyl cut to the correct size. The best way I found to go about this is to cut a piece of paper to the size that you want, then using it as a template. Each wooden plank is shaped differently, so it’s a little tricky.
Once you, get the size and shape just right write something on the paper to indicate the front and the back. Unroll your chalkboard vinyl and place it face down. Lay down the paper with the front side facing down, on top of the back of the vinyl.
Then trace it and cut it out. Peel off the backing and carefully adhere the chalkboard to the plank. Now it’s time to decorate the chalkboard!
These Chalkola chalk markers are very vibrant and fun to draw with. They are for use on non-porous surfaces only, so I didn’t even bother using them on my Vintage Inspired Hanging Chalkboard, since it is made with chalk cloth and will leave marks on the surface. The markers work great on the chalkboard vinyl as well as surfaces like windows, ceramics and whiteboards. And they wipe off with a damp cloth.
The tip of the chalk marker is a 6mm bullet tip, doesn’t that sound dangerous! It’s similar to a paint pen where you have to shake it and press down the tip to get the ink flowing.
The chalk markers write on paper too, and it produces a lovely opaque look. Of course you won’t be able to wipe it off of the paper. But it still looks cool. I’m actually pretty impressed with the Chalkola chalk markers. The chalk pens I’ve bought in the past dried out very quickly and did not produce a good flow of ink. The Chalkola chalk markers had a great flow and I was able to use them on multiple signs without any issue.
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