Friday, November 24, 2017

Making Some Holiday Decor

Here's what happened to the wreath I bought a few weeks back...

Chalkboards are so versatile. There's a lot of great tutorials out there on how to make a chalkboard. My tutorial isn't great, but I just want to show you how easy it is!

Here's the easiest way to make your own chalkboard. Use an old frame from a thrift store or garage sale...

Have a thin MDF (medium density fiberboard, a type of plywood) board cut to fit the back of your frame. Paint the MDF board with chalky-type paint in whatever color you like.

Note: Lowe's, Home Depot, and hardware stores will usually make free cuts for you when you're buying boards from their store.

The easiest way to hold the board inside the frame is to tap little wire nails into the frame like these. There, you're done!

Memorize this phrase: The answer to everything is canning jars!

Walmart sells a box of white reusable caps for around $3

My favorite way to use chalkboards is as a background for pictures, plaques and things. In this case, I wanted to use this ceramic pig on the wall as a wreath holder.

I used my handy little 12-year-old screwdriver to attach the pig to the MDF with screws.

I'll paint those screws white next time I have white paint out. Now, I hear muttering...It Will Just Take A Moment! 

But friends, let me tell you if I let that side track me, it will be a week before this gets done. For now, the screws will be hidden behind the wreath anyway!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. He's so cute! Great tutorial. Thank you.

  2. What a great idea, not a pig in clover, but definitely a pig in bliss.

  3. I love it, and thanks for the tutorial!

  4. I love how you've created a chalkboard out of MDF, and also attached the pig with the wreath, it is a darling vignette! I also enjoyed your tutorial, and I agree with you about mason jars too! I love the plastic lids that you can buy now for them, makes it so much easier to use them! I am thrilled to meet you today, and appreciate your visit to my blog :) Hope you have a blessed and wonderful week!

  5. Ohhh my gosh. So cute. Love that. Hey- great minds think alike. I have a little lamb head with a box wood around its head in my farmhouse. Beautiful frame too.