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$20 or Less DIY Spring Chalkboard

April 14, 2020


Spring is in the air and with everything going on I’ve had a lot of free time to work on a few crafts around the house. If there is one thing I love to do, it is to repurpose what I already have laying around. The inspiration for this craft actually came from my oldest son Tyler’s science fair project. He was required to make a trifold board to present his Elephant Tooth Paste to his class. Well, the project was turned in via FlipGrid ( I still think that is so cool how they have adjusted to distant learning) and we were left with this awesome Elemer’s Trifold Board. Because I hate to throw a good thing away I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to do with it and thats when I came up with the idea to make a DIY Spring Chalkboard!

Here’s what you need:

We happen have the Rustoleum Chalk paint from a pervious home project, but you can pick up a 1 Qt. from Home Depot for $12.00 or less. What is nice about this paint is that it dries really fast so you’re not waiting a long time to make your board. While you are waiting for it to quick dry you’ll want to cut the wood. I chose an already white squared wood from Home Depot. It was $0.69 a foot so I think it was under $5? But I didn’t have to paint so that saved money and time.

After your paint has dried and your wood is cut you’ll glue on your boarders. Next, you’ll want to let your creation loose. Here is the vinyl project for my Cricut Joy. Choose what you’d like to draw. I was torn between rainbow, flowers and garden items. I went with the rainbows because it’s Emily’s favorite.


And there you have it! You can use the other side of the board to create one for another holiday or fun sign. Now head over to the next Spring Blog Train to see some other fun crafts.

Thank you all so much for reading! I can’t wait for you to see the other participating crafts! Head over to these pages to check them out and don’t forget to share your attempts with us!






  • Reply
    April 14, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I love seeing new ways to make chalkboards this is such a great detailed post!

  • Reply
    Brianna snyder
    April 20, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I had no idea this was just poster board!!! We always have poster board laying around that I’ve used from various photo props. I’m going to do this this weekend.

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