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Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard Craft

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Turn a wood slice in to a functional and decorative design feature with this fun wood slice chalkboard craft idea!

Make the easy DIY chalkboard in just a few minutes with three craft supplies! Turn a wood slice in to a cute chalkboard you can use all year round.

There is nothing I love better in life than an easy craft project that turns out super adorable.  This chalkboard craft is just that craft! I’m still trying to figure out my Silhouette Cameo I’ve had for about two years so I can get beyond a basic plate craft.  So if easy crafts are your jam, then read on and create this cute chalkboard using a wood slice and paint!

Chalkboard Crafts

Materials –
Large wood slice
Black chalkboard paint  – it does come in other colors, too!
White Chalk (although these look pretty cool and less messy!)
Foam paint brush
Small paint brush for edges


wood slice crafts
1. Lay the wood slice flat. If you’re messy, like I am, you may want to put something underneath it just in case.

Chalkboard paint
2. Use a foam paint brush and to paint the front of the wood slice with the black chalkboard paint.

Chalkboard Ideas
3. I love painting with foam brushes, but they aren’t great for detail work.  Fill in as close as possible to the edges and the switch out for a smaller paint brush for the edges. In fact, you could even start with the edges and then fill in. Once the paint is on how you like, let the slice dry for about an hour.  Go enjoy a glass of wassail while you wait.

Wood Slice Craft idea
5. When the chalk paint is completely dry, rub white chalk over the black paint and wipe off with damp towel, this will cure the chalk paint and prime the chalkboard.

wood slice
6. Now you can write whatever you’d like, and change it up for the seasons  The wood slices don’t have hangers on the back so this was propped up on an easel. But you could use a wall display hanger for plates to hang it on the wall.

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Seriously – how cute and easy is this chalkboard craft? If you like this one, make sure to check out our adorable Halloween garland and Tom the Pom Pom Turkey crafts made with yarn!

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  • Grandmas House DIY
    September 16, 2016

    This turned out so sweet! We would love to have you at our To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party 🙂

  • Charlene Asay
    September 13, 2016

    I have seen these slices of wood you can buy. I will have to make one. You could use it for all holidays!

  • Heidi
    September 12, 2016

    Such a fun sign! Love chalk paint on the wood slice!

  • Jamie
    October 25, 2015

    That is beautiful!! We live up in the mountains, so I would even love to use this for our house numbers, or a welcome sign all year long!! Love it!

  • TIffany
    October 22, 2015

    So happy I read this. I didn’t know about curing the chalk paint. Super cute! I am going to give this a try for my woodland theme Christmas!

  • Elizabeth
    October 20, 2015

    This is such a cute and easy DIY! I love it 🙂 #FromDreamToRealityLinkParty

  • Deb- It's me, debcb!
    October 19, 2015

    Love this Camille and it’s so easy! Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party this week!