Hi friends! We’re on our way back from Cali today but I managed to get this month’s DIY Challenge post written before we left. I was cutting it close, but banged this sucker out the night before we left. Phew. Ok so this month is all about Chalkboard. I admit I struggled with this. I’m just kinda over the whole chalkboard scene (except when used in restaurants) but wanted to still make something I would actually use. With the new year, come new goals and new lists and even though I always have my phone on or near me, I still like to actually write things down. It just makes them feel more real, and it’s much more satisfying being able to cross something off your list. So I decided to make these cute little DIY Mini Chalkboard Notebooks.
Paint your notebooks with your chalkboard paint. I found the notebooks at the grocery store for $.97. Spread the pages out and then put some scrap paper behind both covers to make sure you don’t get paint on any of the other pages.
Print out the words you want on the cover of your notebooks.
Flip them all over and color the backsides with a pencil.
Place the paper right side up on your notebook where you want the letters/numbers to be.
Trace over the letters with your pencil and you’ll be left with this:
Fill in your letters with your chalk marker.
You could totally leave them like that but I used some leather I had left over from last month’s challenge to add a fun accent on the binding. I just cut it to size and glued it on with some super glue.
And now I have some cute little notebooks to write down my to-do lists and goals in. Something about their size just makes them that much cuter, don’t you think? Everything is better when it’s mini 😉
Don’t forget to check out all the other chalkboard projects below!