Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DIY CRAFT :: Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

    school locker craft, DIY school decor, chalkboard craft, magentic locker craft

It's that time again! Sharing another easy project for back to school! This project is super easy & quick plus it is very functional!

As you know, my daughter was all excited about having LOCKER DECORATIONS this year in school, so we came up with a few and this is the other one I wanted to share with you all.

finished chalkboard frame, school locker decor, back to school DIY


So this one is a "
magnetic chalkboard frame" that is functional, cute & super easy to make! Grab your supplies and make one with me!

You just need to grab a few supplies to get started: a paintable photo frame of your choice (I picked this one up at JoAnns), chalkboard paint, the colors of paint you like - I chose a Valspar color and the current Pantone color of the year, paintbrushes, ribbon and a magnet.

supplies needed for magnetic chalkboard frame, JoAnns unfinished frame

The first thing I did was take the frame apart to work on it. Plus I disgarded the glass as we will not need it.

JoAnns wood frame, chalkboard frame, school locker decor craft

  Next I painted the wood backing piece with the chalkboard paint with a couple thick coats and let dry.

painting with chalkboard paint, school locker decor, back to school craft

While the chalkboard paint was drying, I went ahead and painted the frame with my two different paint colors. 

painting with Pantone paint, school locker frame, chalkboard locker decor
painting the school locker frame, Valspar paint, paintbrush, craft DIY

Then before you add the chalkboard back in and put the frame back together, don't forget to season the chalkboard before using it!

seasoning the chalkboard frame, school locker decor, back to school craft

If you want to add any embellishments to your frame, like flowers or something else, do it on this step. I added a blue flower with a peace sign button in the center - just used my glue gun to adhere to the frame.

adding embellishments to chalkboard frame for locker, school locker decor

The last thing you will want to do is add your ribbon by hot gluing it to the back of the frame. At this point, I also added a large magnet (with hot glue) at the point where the ribbon criss-crossed so you would not see the magnet when it was hanging from the front.

gluing magnet on frame, school locker decor, magnetic frame for locker

You now have a brand new 'Magnetic Chalkboard Frame' to write down reminders and messages! Enjoy!

school locker magnetic chalkboard frame, school locker decor, school

Super cute right? Anyone inspired to try and make one? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Or maybe you have already done a craft similar to this . . . let me know what you did below . . . ;)

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