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How to Build an Easel Chalkboard- free building plans

How to Build an Easel Chalkboard- free building plans

I’m excited to show you how to build a DIY easel chalkboard.

how to build a chalkboard

I have always loved using chalkboards in my decor, but I don’t like switching them out on my wall, so I decided to build an easel chalkboard. I love these chalkboards because you can use them literally anywhere!

diy chalkboards

I really wanted to build these chalkboards for the holidays so I could display our menu and have a cute welcome sign for all of the entertaining we will be doing over the next few months.

kids diy chalboard

I have free building plans for a larger size chalkboard, and also a smaller child size chalkboard. I’m actually really glad I build two, because as soon as I started doodling on my chalkboard, you know my kids wanted to join in! This size is just perfect for my little ones!

Get the free building plans here: Easel Chalkboard or Child Size Chalkboard

I share most of my building plans on BuildSomething.com. I love this site, from Kreg (you know, the Kreg Jig people), because I can share my free building plans, and also find fun new building plans from other DIY’ers like myself. Make sure to head on over and check them out. Get the free building plans for my Easel Chalkboard or Child Size Chalkboard.

diy chalkboard

This post was sponsored by BuildSomething.com. All opinions are my own.


If you used this tutorial in your own home, I would love to see photos and share them here on my blog! Please email completed photos to Nat@thecreativemom.com

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If you liked this project, you might like some of my other DIY projects:

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