WHY NOT WEDNESDAYS: fake a chalkboard

“I want a temporary chalkboard”

If you like the idea of making a chalkboard but don’t have the time or aren’t very crafty, here is an easy 30 second solution:

What you need:
(if you have kids, chances are you have this stuff around the house)

  • 1 sheet of construction/craft paper.  Usually comes in a multi-colour pack, can be purchased at craft, office and dollar stores)
  •  A picture frame or framed art, measuring 8 x 10 (or smaller)
  •   Writing chalk

5 seconds: Tear out a sheet of black (or any colour really) craft/construction paper. 15 seconds: Write something clever, silly or meaningful using your chalk.  10 seconds: Slip/shimmy/slide the craft paper on top of the frame (where the frame meets the glass OR where the frame meets the canvas art piece).

Times up: YOU ARE DONE! yeah.

BEFORE: framed art

BEFORE: framed art

THE TRANSFORMATION: slip craft paper on top of art, between frame and art

THE TRANSFORMATION: gently slip craft paper on top of art, between frame and art piece. If your frame is smaller than the craft paper, cut or fold to size.

AFTER: The instant (ok, 30 second) chalkboard is complete!

AFTER: The instant (ok, 30 second) chalkboard is complete!

*Curious about who “THE OUI’s” are?  Click here for the deets!

A welcoming message by the front entry!

A welcoming message by the front entry!

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