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Shutter Chalkboard Project Idea

Create a fun chalkboard for your home or office using a Plaid shape, scrapbook paper, and vibrant Apple Barrel Colors.

At a Glance:

#6458 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Kiwi, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $0.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Chalkboard Shutter

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

1" Flat brush, Scrapbook paper, Stencil tape, Ruler, Pencil, Scissors, Small hook, Small screwdriver, Sandpaper, Jute string, Chalk, Water basin, Paper towels


  1. Remove the metal plate from the front of the shutter. Set aside. Sand the piece edges until they are smooth. Tape inside the chalkboard edge to protect it from paint. Paint the wooden shutter with two coats of Kiwi, letting the coats dry in between. Let dry completely.
  2. Measure and cut strips of coordinating scrapbook paper to apply to shutter slats and around the edges. Write in a permanent pen or print "hello" on a white piece of paper. I cut the paper slightly smaller.
  3. Lay your papers print side down on your craft mat and brush on Ultra Matte. Apply to the shutter surface and the metal plate surface. Smooth out by applying a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  4. Continue until all paper strips and "hello" are applied. Let dry completely.
  5. Attach the hook and the metal plate to the shutter. Tie a piece of chalk with your piece of jute. Tie a loop on the end and hang from the loop. Write an inspirational message and hang where you can be reminded daily!

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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.