DIY Christmas Gift – $5 Chalkboard

Happy Wednesday guys!

I am so pleased with my latest project, and I can’t wait to share it with you today!

As many of you know, I am constantly trying to think of great gift ideas on a very shanty budget.  These bad boys cost me under $5 to make, and I had 6 of them whipped up during nap time today.  Here is how they turned out…

I love these chalkboards!  They are a perfect gift for just about anyone on your list, and they can be used in any room of the house.  They also make perfect teacher gifts!

Let me show you just how easy these are!

First you will need your supplies…

You will need to buy an 8′ 2×12″ board from Lowe’s or HD.  These run about $12 for the board, but 1 board will make 6 of these chalkboards.  I cut mine into 14″ pieces.  If you don’t have a saw, or a handy hubby, you can had Lowe’s or HD cut it down for you for free!  Just find a nice guy in the lumber section and tell him what you need!

To add a little something to the top, I decided to use wood finials.  I always find mine at Lowe’s.  If you can’t find them there, craft stores carry these as well.  They may look a bit different, but they will work!

Now use a drill (Ladies if you don’t own one of these, add it to your Christmas list… You will thank us!) to put a small hole in the top of your boards.

 Now for the fun part…  Time for stain!

This stain is great!  It only takes about an hour to dry!

Once it dries, you are ready for your chalkboard spray paint!

This stuff is the BOMB.  It turns just about anything into a chalkboard!  Once it dries you can pull off your tape!

How easy peasy was that???

Want to do the math? Me too!

Want to see a few more shots??

You like the tags???

Make sure to come back tomorrow!  I made them, and will be offering them as a FREE printable!  LOVE!

Hope you love them!  Mine will be going to my kiddos’ teachers for Christmas!  I will be making more for family too!  So easy… So quick… But OH SO Cute!  Good combo! 😉

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    I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha


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