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DIY Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ Tutorial


DIY Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ Tutorial

The kids spent an afternoon at Orchard Supply Hardware making the cutest chalkboard wall hanging. Luckily, I have two boys – so that means two chalkboards for my home!!! I fully plan on taking one of them to hold some of my jewelry. I mean, these wall hangings are super functional and they were handmade with love.

Chalkboard wall hanging tutorial // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

Key holder // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

Orchard Supply Hardware had everything we needed for the project and the kids had it done pretty quick. It would have been quicker if we hadn’t shopped around for so long. Besides this cute project, we ended up leaving with new succulents, some potting soil and tiny decorative rocks to top our new plants. Oh, and candy – because OSH has the best retro candy at its checkout lanes.

Materials for Chalkboard room decor craft // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

Chalkboard Wall Hanging Tutorial


  • Piece of wood measuring 3/4”(h) by 12”(w) by 16” (l)
  • Piece of wood measuring 3/4”(h) by 12”(w) by 3 1/2” (l)
  • Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint
  • 3 Screws
  • Command Slate Key Rail, Small
  • 2 D-Rings (for small pictures) with screws
  • Picture Hanging Wire
  • Terra cotta pots
  • Chalk

Tools & Equipment

  • Foam brushes
  • Drill
  • Wire cutters
  • Duct tape


Paint the top and sides of each piece of wood with chalkboard paint using the foam brushes. Let dry.

Attach the shelf three inches from the bottom of the wall hanging with three screws.

Remove the adhesive covers from the Command Key Rail and attach underneath the shelf.

Drill the D-rings onto the wall hanging 3 1/2″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the side. Use a piece of duct tape to hold the D-rings while you’re screwing them in.

Wrap picture hanging wire from the D-rings and secure by wrapping with a piece of duct tape.

Add terra cotta pot to the shelf. Wait at least 24 hours until writing on the chalkboard wall hanging.

Easy chalkboard room decor // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

How to make a chalkboard wall hanging // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

DIY Chalkboard room decor craft // chalkboard wall hanging //

You can find all these products at your local hardware store. We had a blast doing this project and watching the kids accomplish a feat like using the drill and painting was a much needed reminder that they’re old enough for more complex projects.

And just in case you don’t think the tutorial is easy enough, watch the video below for step-by-step instructions!

Video: DIY Chalkboard Wall Hanging Room Decor

Thanks to Orchard Supply Hardware for lending us the space to film and for the material. Can’t wait for next month’s project!

DIY key holder with chalkboard // Chalkboard Wall Hanging‎ //

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  1. Yanira

    February 24, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Super cute! I want one

  2. jessica

    February 24, 2016 at 7:05 am


  3. carey

    February 25, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I would love to win the gift card because I’m starting a fairy garden with my daughter and this would come in handy. Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  4. Tara L

    February 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I’d put it towards a Interdesign York Shower and Bath Tension Caddy, Bronze we need one for the bathroom.

  5. Laura J

    February 29, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Oh I would love to get the Conant Decor Large Dial Thermometer, 8.5 Inch, Bronze Patina!

  6. Katie hall

    March 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I would love to get some chalk paint =]]

  7. steve weber

    March 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I would get some gallons of paint!

  8. Terri Irvin

    March 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I am a serious gardener so I would buy seeds, pots and planting soil to add plants to my garden.

  9. Kristen

    March 2, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Thank came out great!
    I’d buy a bird feeder for outside our kitchen window.

  10. Lauren

    March 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I would buy paint.

  11. sarah mayer

    March 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I would get a garbage disposal.

  12. Terry S.

    March 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I would buy the Char-Broil Patio Bistro 1,750 watt Red Electric Grill.

  13. Thomas Murphy

    March 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I would buy some paint.

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