This year had to get creative with my Christmas present budget because we sold our house and are buying a new one. I am happy to say that I found the perfect gift that was easy on the pocketbook and a hit with cousins and Mikey’s Kindergarten teacher.
8′ 1 x 12 board from hardware store (I had them cut them in 14″ sections for me 🙂 )
Your choice of wood stain
Chalkboard paint (pint or spray)
You choice of colored acrylic paint
I started out staining the boards. You don’t have to paint all the way to the middle because that section will be covered with the chalkboard paint.
Then I turned the wood over and painted the backs. I wanted to have each cousin differentiate their own chalkboard from their siblings.
When that was dry I taped the front and painted two coats of chalkboard paint on the front.
Remove the tape when dry and you have a present that is around $5 each and totally easy to make!