Turn a wood slice into a functional and decorative design feature with this fun wood slice chalkboard craft idea!
Nothing is better in life than a quick, easy, useful craft. This wood slice chalkboard is just that. You can buy a wood slice or use one from a tree in your yard. Paint it with chalkboard paint and let it dry. It may need a few coats to get the look you want. Once the paint is dry, use chalkboard markers to leave messages or write a menu plan for the week. Put your child’s teacher’s name on it, and it will make a great gift.
Wood Slice Chalkboard
Large Wood Slice Chalkboard Materials
- Large wood slice
- Black chalkboard paint
- White Chalk or liquid chalk markers
- Foam paint brush
- Small paint brush for edges
- Easel for display
How to Make a Wood Slice Chalkboard
Lay the wood slice flat. If you’re messy, like I am, you may want to put paper or cloth underneath it just in case.
Use a foam paint brush to paint the front of the wood slice with the black chalkboard paint.
I love painting with foam brushes, but they aren’t great for detail work. Fill in as close as possible to the edges and switch out for a smaller paint brush for the edges. 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.
When the chalk paint is completely dry, rub white chalk over the black paint and wipe it off with a damp towel. This will cure the chalk paint and prime the chalkboard to make chalk stick better.
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 on the wall.