DIY Magnet Chalkboard

Well Michael’s was having a sale this week and I really shouldn’t have ever given them my email because anytime they’re having a sale I don’t really need anything but usually spend 30 dollars on random jars or pieces of wood..

So I saw this really cute piece of wood on sale for about 4 dollars,and although I didn’t know what I was going to do with it but in the basket it went!

Here is the before and after! I love the yellow so much.


Oh la la, right? I’m so fancy

The board is pretty thin so there isn’t much that I could think to do with it, so I thought I would turn it into a magnet board/chalkboard either for our house or to take to my classroom!

This is probably one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done!


  1. Wood Panel, piece of wood or anything you wish to turn into a chalkboard
  2. Spray Paint
  3. Chalkboard paint
  4. Magnets
  5. Super Glue
  6. Painters Tape
  7. Foam Brush


1. Spray paint board

I used a small bottle of Krylon Short Cuts in Sun Yellow, but you can choose any color you like!


Petrie really wanted to come outside and get in on this spray painting action.

2. Once dry use painters tape to tape edges and paint area that you want to be the chalkboard

Don’t trust your cat around the paint, he will be a jerk and try and eat it. I don’t know why he has such a huge death wish.

When you’re painting your chalkboard paint it’s very important that you paint only one direction on the first coat, wait an hour and go back over for the second coat in the opposite direction.


Let chalkboard paint dry for 24 hours and then cover the whole board with chalk and then wipe down to prep it! After that it’s ready to go 🙂

3. Glue magnets to back of board

I just used some cheap ceramic magnets because I thought it would be the easiest way. I’m sure I could have drilled some holes into the back of the board and all that jazz but I really didn’t feel like it.

After the magnets are dry you’re ready to let your cat judge your work and then hang up your board!


Petrie says “It’s marginal.”


I love it! I’m still deciding if I’m going to use it to leave notes for Mason or take it to my classroom and set it up there!

So there you go, super easy cheap project! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


3 thoughts on “DIY Magnet Chalkboard

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