Notepad and Chalk Board – How to make it

If you love making lists and taking notes, you will love this notepad and chalk board combo tutorial. It’s easy to make and fun to use!

 

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I love to use it for my grocery lists and to write a nice little message or reminder for myself.


 

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own notepad and chalk board:

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Materials needed:
– A piece of wood (I used a cheap cutting board)
– Some mounting tape (If you plan on hanging it on your wall)
– A notepad (Choose one that fits into your board)
Chalkboard paint
– Chalk
– Tape
– Paintbrush (It can be a foam paint brush)
– Velcro strips


 

Step 1: Tape

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Attach tape around chalkboard part. Place the tape where you want the chalkboard side to end, to create a clean line. Place more tape around the board to mark the ends of the chalkboard part. (You could also create a zig zag or a different design for a more customized look.)


 

Step 2: Chalkboard Paint

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Paint the chalkboard part using 2 coats of chalkboard paint to cover the area. Let it dry completely and remove the tape. (Follow the instructions on your chalkboard paint container.)


 

Step 3: Velcro Strips

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Decide where you want the notepad to be placed. Attach one side of the velcro strips to the notepad, and the other side to the board. (If you want more than one notepad on your board, plan where you’re going to place them, before attaching the velcro strips.)


 

Step 4: Mounting Tape

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Place some pieces of mounting tape to the back of the board. (Make sure to add enough mounting tape to hold the weight of your board.) Now you can hang it on your wall or door! You can also skip this step and instead of making it a wall decoration, have it on your desk or nightstand.


 

Step 5: Write!

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Write your grocery lists, to do lists, or any kind of notes you need for your day. Write a chalkboard message for your spouse or roommate, make note of an important event, or draw a smiley face to brighten your day!

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Other options:

Here are other ideas you can consider for this project.
– Paint the other side with a fun color, one that goes with your whole room.
– Attach a ribbon or washi tape between the two sides to make it cute!
– Use different colors of notepads and chalks for a colorful look.

Have fun making your own notepad and chalk board combo and customizing it to your own taste!

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