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How to Make a Mom's Advice Chalkboard

By: Suzanne Cook

Show Mom that you're always listening with this fun Mom's Advice chalkboard Mother's Day gift idea.

At a Glance:

Project #15036 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz. - 479

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dove Gray, 2 oz. - 708

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Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Plain Jane, 2" - 29375

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Folkart ® Brushes - Stencil, Premium, 5/8" - 5076

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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Gold Taklon Set, 3 pc. - 50559

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Other Supplies

  • 18” x 24” Wood framed chalkboard
  • 16” x 7” White poster board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Painters tape
  • Black paint pen or marker
  • Palette
  • Water Basin


  1. Prep the chalkboard frame by sanding any rough edges. Wipe free of dust and debris.
  2. Paint the entire frame in Pure Black. Let dry.
  3. Paint the front face of the frame with two coats of Dove Gray. Let in between coats.
  4. Lay the poster board face down (not glossy) lengthwise. Lightly draw two baselines for saying. Draw the first line 3” down from the top long edge. Draw the second line 5 ½” down from the top of the board.
  5. Stencil each letter in Pure Black. Secure the stencil with stencil tape (or adhesive). Load the stencil brush by dipping into puddle of paint. Offload the brush by dabbing onto paper towel, removing most paint and achieving a “dry brush”.  Apply paint in a pouncing motion through the open areas of the stencil, using the project photo as a guide. Let dry.
  6. Erase all pencil marks using a clean eraser.
  7. Stencil the flower shapes from the stencil pack in Pure Black. Let dry. Paint a round centers in Dove Gray and let dry.
  8. Lightly handwrite in pencil “Because She’s ALWAYS right.” Trace over with a paint pen or permanent marker.
  9. Tape the completed poster board to the inside top of the chalkboard.  

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.