Chalk Up Another Handmade Monday!

Running very late this Handmade Monday!  I actually did spend the weekend relaxing but also made a little something for a special little boy.  It’s an upcycle/recycle project.  I have been wanting to try using that chalkboard paint everyone else has already done a million things with, and I have had a jar of it on my shelf for, well, I don’t know how long.

I had a little clipboard that I used to use for school (for something, I don’t even remember what) that was too cute to get rid of, but I haven’t used it in forever.  I got the idea to paint one side with chalkboard paint and personalize it and give it to my grandson (my son’s stepson who is 8 and I think just the right age to love writing on things with chalk –plus he’s very into sports, I think he could keep score or something with it, but mostly, I just remember thinking writing with chalk was very cool when I was a kid).

It turned out to be really easy to work with.  The hardest part?  Finding chalk!  But I found a nice box that included white and some colors too at Target, after checking the office supply place first.

You can see what I did, with photos at Paint a Chalkboard.  Then you can go and check out Handmade Monday, which I understand is also going to be moving very soon.  But don’t worry, I will be sure to give you a good link when that happens, I wouldn’t leave you high and dry!


  1. knitnrun4sanity says:

    A dual use clip board – how clever and I love the green chalkboard paint 🙂

    • Susie says:

      I’m kind of thinking of making one for myself to hang in my craft room near my sewing machine. Surely I can think of things to write on it…or just to doodle when I’m “thinking”. 🙂

  2. A very good upcycling idea 🙂

    I wanted to find some chalk last year and I had lots of problems finding some too. It doesn’t seem to be as popular as it used to be.

  3. Caroline says:

    Very useful and agree writing with chalk was and is fun

  4. CatkinJane says:

    Great idea – I like the idea of using different colours for chalkboards.

  5. Lau W says:

    Oh superb ! Love to write with chalk, as in school ! 🙂
    Have a nice day !

  6. Brilliant idea I love it!! I could definitely do with a chalk board – except I can’t stand the sound of chalk on a board!!! I’ll have to write on mine with my ears shut!!! X

  7. Jan says:

    I love chalkboards, I love all the different colours you can get now, it used to be plain old black but now there is so much choice. A great make.

    Jan x

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