Altered Mini Chalkboard

by Melissa Bove

Scribble homework reminders on a cute chalkboard.


  • School-related Stamps (here, a crayon from Rubber Stamps of America
  • Shimmerz Paints (water-based paints with tiny iridescent flakes. Here, Sunny, Lilac, Tickle-Me-Turquoise, and Celery
  • Mini Chalkboard
  • Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket paper, Lessons from the Jack's World Collection)
  • Black Staz-On™
  • Chipboard
  • Wooden Ruler
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Tacky Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Rub Ons (optional)
  • Gingham Ribbon (red)


  1. Step 1

    Stamp images onto white cardstock with Black Staz-On.

  2. Step 2

    Color in your stamped images with Shimmerz Paints as you would any coloring medium. Trim out when dry. Shimmerz paints dry quickly.

  3. Step 3

    When adding Shimmerz to chipboard, it is best to first apply some white paint to the chipboard since it is so porous.

    Then when dry, add your Shimmerz.

  4. Step 4

    Add patterned paper to the sides of the chalkboard using Tacky Glue.

    I simply fold a piece of paper over the edges and trim where the fold lines are. No measuring here!!

  5. Step 5

    Embellish the chalkboard with the stamped images, chipboard pieces, a ruler, ribbon, etc.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere ribbon to the back of the frame using a hot glue gun. This will be used to hang the chalkboard.

  7. Step 7

    Tie a bow around a piece of chalk, leaving a long tail on one end.

    Adhere the end of the long ribbon to the back of frame using hot glue gun.

  8. Step 8

    There you have it! A fun homework reminder for the student in your life!

Questions and Comments

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Fabulous project, Melissa!! Thank you so much for the step by step smile
elliesmom  |  Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 5:57 AM
This is just wonderful, Melissa! What a cute chalkboard project.
Julie - justwritedesigns  |  Tue Sep 1, 2009 at 9:22 PM
Great project and easily adaptable to other themes. Thanks!
Naghma Husain  |  Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

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