Chalkboard projects are all the rage right now. From Memo Boards to Fonts, that ‘chalky’ look is what people are gravitating toward. But chalk is messy! The dust and smearing on a chalkboard…ick!
I’ve been trying to find a way to display my Christmas cards. Every year I try something different. I’ve tried taping them to our fireplace brick. Hanging them from a stretched string. One year I had a stand that had clips to hold them. None of them worked out for me. The cards fell down, the string broke and the stand fell over. I decided I was going to find a way to keep the cards in one place, but still in an attractive way where people that visited us could see and look through them if they wanted to.
So now here’s a Chalkboard Box to put them in!
Glue together some reclaimed wood leaving two sides open, one for the front and one for the top. Then for the front portion make a frame, and behind the frame place a chalkboard panel (you can actually build your box around the size of the chalkboard). Nail or tack the chalkboard to the frame. Glue the frame to the side box edges so the frame is the front side of the box. Tack or nail the frame in with a couple of supporting pieces at the top and bottom. That’s all there is to it.
I used Liquid Chalkers to design the chalkboard art.
What I really like about them is that they wipe off so clean. Just to show you, I started doodling on the chalkboard before I had a set idea in mind.
I just wiped that off with a damp paper towel and then dried it, and started over again until I came up with this:
You can have the cards standing up or laying flat – either way there is lots of room for cards in there! So I’m hoping to get a record number of cards this year to fill this box up!
Liquid Chalkers by Paper & Twine are so great for Holiday projects. Whether it’s designing a Chalkboard Christmas Card Box like I made or window art. The colors are bright and they clean off most non-porous surfaces easily. ** Remember to always check in an inconspicuous area of your project first to see if the Liquid Chalkers can be erased. ** As you can see from the one photo, I got a bit of red on the edge of the box frame and there it stays since wood is porous. Every surface is different (even non-porous ones!) and you wouldn’t want to ruin anything, so doing a quick test will save you grief in the end if the Liquid Chalkers don’t wipe off.
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