Make shopping lists and share family reminders with Zoë Patching’s handy kitchen chalkboard.
Bring blooms and butterflies into your home with a beautiful kitchen chalkboard – it’s the perfect way of keeping notes, reminders or recipes to hand. Designer Zoë has created an easy design that uses a chalkboard sticker and an aperture frame cut from paper.
You can see how the basic chalkboard is assembled in our step-by-step guide below, then you can decide the size and colour of your board, and decorate with your favourite papers, stickers and embellishments. Zoë’s got some cute kitchen- themed templates to add to your chalkboard along with paper flowers, buttons and pearls.
Remember you can adapt the design to suit other rooms too – try a pretty floral chalkboard for your home office, or make it really quirky and colourful for a child’s bedroom. It’s nice and lightweight, so you can stick it up on the wall without hooks or nails.
A4 chalkboard sticker sheet (M0451), from Sticky Tiger
Dovecraft paper pack – Bloom & Grow, First Edition paper pad – Paper Flowers, Dovecraft Pretty In Pink collection – Pearls, Paper Blossoms & Wooden Frames, Santoro Resin Flowers, First Edition border dies & button dies, from Trimcraft
Mini pegs, from Hobbycraft
How to make a handy kitchen chalkboard
1. Decide how large you want your chalkboard to be, based on the size of your paper and chalkboard sticker, and cut the paper to size. Measure 3cm in from around all the edges of the paper and cut out the aperture frame with a craft knife and ruler.
2. Cut a piece of contrasting paper,the same size as your frame. Cut a chalkboard sticker to size and fix in the middle of the square. The sticker should be small enough so that you’ll see the contrast paper around it when the aperture frame is layered in place.
3. Die-cut a few fancy border strips and secure to the inside edge of the aperture frame using double-sided tape. Layer the frame in place with sticky foam pads. Now you can decorate your kitchen chalkboard with die-cut shapes and paper flowers!