Christmas Chalkboards

Submitted by shellyward on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:56

I wanted something special to give the kids in our family for Christmas so I made them all these magnetic chalkboard easels.  I gave them chalk and magnetic alphabet letters to go with it.  The kids ranged from ages 6 months to 8 years and they all loved them!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select Pine and 1/8 in plywood
Finish Used
magnetic primer and chalkboard paint on the plywood and various colors for the frames
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:21

Thanks Ana! I am having so much fun using plans from your site. My husband created a monster in me when he helped me start learning how to use the power tools last Christmas. Now I just can't stop. currently my daughter and I are working on a large storage bed for her. You have inspired me that nothing is impossible!


Thu, 04/30/2015 - 01:19

Great idea to make these magnetic as well. I was just wondering if you would be willing to share what you used to make them magnetic. Thanks in advance


Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:31

sorry just saw this comment - I used the magnetic primer by Rust-Oleum. Used this in place of standard primer. You have to use at least 2 coats and even then, it won't hold a very heavy magnet. i would imagine the more coats you put on, the stronger it will be. It's not cheap, but was great for this application.