Silent Night Chalkboard Wall Art

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Kristen from Inspired Whims loved a “chalkboard-esque” Christmas pillow from Pottery Barn, but couldn’t splurge on it with all the other looming expenses of the holidays. It inspired Kristen’s inner artist, and she decided to recreate the look with an old canvas she had picked up off the side of the road. A little chalkboard paint and some fancy free-handing were all it took!

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Old Cabinet Door to Christmas Sign

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In order to stock her booth for Christmas time, Karin from Art Is Beauty has been on a sign-making mission. She has a shed full of old cabinet doors that are the perfect canvases for her creations and was inspired by a Pottery Barn pillow to turn a square door into a piece of Christmas art. Karin liked how the pillow resembles chalkboard art and used chalkboard paint to achieve a similar effect. I love how the inset panel of the door makes the sign look framed. What a great repurpose!

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DIY Cutting Board Chalkboard

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Décor Chick Emily was inspired to turn an old cutting board she already had into a piece of adorable wall décor for her dreamy white kitchen. Emily just brushed on a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, drilled a hole in the handle, and put it on display with a pretty white ribbon. Emily suggests checking out thrift stores for old cutting boards to make this project very affordable. If you start gathering them now, these would make great Christmas gifts!

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Vintage Framed-Ruler Chalkboard Sign

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While vacationing on the Jersey Shore, Lauren of The Thinking Closet picked up a few really sweet ruler-framed chalkboard signs at a little shop on the boardwalk. After giving those two signs away as gifts and wishing she had more, Lauren decided she could easily make her own and set to work with rulers, chalkboard paint, and a few other supplies. While there was an “almost-craft-fail” along the way,  Lauren persevered and ended up with her own signs that are perfect for photo shoots and gifts.

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Cheap and Easy Chalkboard Clips

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I know we all love a quick and simple knock-off that costs practically nothing, and this project from The Knock-Off Crafter is just that! The crafty lady behind this site knew she could easily make her own chalkboard clips, especially when she already had chalkboard paint on hand. All it took was some dollar store clothespins and little wooden rectangles from the craft store to create these cute little clips that make labeling a breeze.

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Repurposed Scrabble Game to Place Cards

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shares a fun way to put that old Scrabble game that’s been sitting in your closet for ages to use. And, no, it’s not at your next game night! Debbie stained the wood tile holders for a more vintage look and then spray painted the tiles with chalkboard paint to make the cutest place holders for her table. All she has to do is erase and change the letters whenever she has new guests. Absolutely genius!

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Rustic Wood Chalkboard Sign

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While rummaging through her scrap wood pile, Shawna from Dakota Creek Chic found a piece of wood she had previously tested with a gray wash stain. She immediately knew it would be perfect for turning into a chalkboard sign like one she’d spied online. This project was the best kind for Shawna – absolutely free! She says, “This could be useful in so many ways, messages to the mailman, asking guests to use a different door. The possibilities are endless!”

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Wood Chalkboard Tablets

DIY Chalkboard Tablets

Got some scrap wood and chalkboard paint left over in your garage? Jen from The House of Wood shares a fun little project at Shanty 2 Chic for putting those DIY staples to use! Jen created the cutest little chalkboard tablets that are great for making lists and entertaining the kiddos on car trips. Jen says she also hangs hers by the front door when the kiddos are napping so any visitors will knock instead of ringing the doorbell. Genius! I am just drooling over that aqua-colored chalkboard paint!

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