Thursday, October 31, 2013

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Easy Framed "Give Thanks" Chalkboard

Check it Out! I have been wanting to create a Thankful board ever since the fire and with our first Thanksgiving in our new home, I really wanted to have one on the wall for the holiday.  Chalkboards are not cheap, but chalkboard paint is, so I looked around to see what I could turn into a chalkboard with my paint.  I don't have much to work with as far as wood goes, but I have a ton of cardboard!  I have cardboard in all different sizes, so I found a piece that fit this wooden die cut frame that I have had.  I got it on clearance at Jo-Ann's a few weeks back and just wasn't quite sure what I was gonna do with it!
Well using that frame, the chalkboard paint, a white paint pen and a fall flower I made a very cute and functional Give Thanks Framed Board!

I simply cut my cardboard to fit, painted it with the chalkboard paint and then glued it to my frame.  
I wrote out my words Thankful For with chalk first so that if I made a mistake I could erase it and then when I was happy with it, I went over it with a white paint pen to make it permanent.
I then hot glued on a fall flower and a few little embellishments to finish it off.
It turned out pretty cute and I can't wait to see what my kids write on it.  We sure have a lot to be thankful for this year!  


  1. That's adorable! What a cute idea!

  2. Love this idea! I love how you repurposed the cardboard to make it too!!! Great use of those frames too. I now wish I had bought more than one ;)

    1. I bought three when they were marked down! This was the big one. Cardboard is a lot stronger than some think! Thanks Rose!

  3. Love this!! Then other times of the year, it would be my grocery list!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. This is good for kids to sit down and think of what they are thankful for... These days, kids just receive some much that they think mandatory...


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