Chalkboard paint is incredible stuff with thousands of potential applications.  However, it doesn’t exactly fall into the category of “budget craft supplies”; an 8 ounce container can cost upwards of $10.  Additionally, chalkboard paint takes a long time to dry.  What can you do if you don’t have three days to wait before you can write on the surface?  Clara from Bloomzine came up with an ingenious solution.  She used textured paper in a frame to simulate the look of a chalkboard at a fraction of the cost and time!  [how to make a faux chalkboard]

Clara’s original paper chalkboard was used as a decoration at her brother’s wedding reception.  A “congratulations” faux chalkboard sign would also make a perfect addition to the buffet table at a graduation party.  Or use them to make personalized signs to hang on your childrens’ bedroom doors, in your entryway, or anywhere else you want to add a personal touch to your decor.

Project estimate:

  • Black or dark green textured paper, on hand or about $0.20
  • Chalk, on hand or $1
  • Wooden picture frame, $1

Total: $1 and up