Chalkboard signs are great photography props. They work for any type of photo session and can be reused over and over again!

DIY Framed Chalkboard Sign



  • Frame
  • Plywood
  • Measuring Tape
  • Saw
  • Spackling Paste
  • Sandpaper
  • Chalkboard Paint

How To:

  1. Use any size frame. I used an old frame that I picked up at a yard sale. You could purchase a new frame or even reuse an old cabinet door.
  2. Cut the plywood to fit inside your frame.
  3. Sand the edges of your plywood. And make sure it fits in your frame.
  4. I used a beat up scrap piece of plywood. To smooth out the surface, I covered it with spackling paste.
  5. Once you have a thick layer of dry spackling, sand the surface with a fine grit sandpaper.
  6. Paint your plywood with chalkboard paint (or chalkboard spray paint), you’ll need a paint roller, not a brush. Once it has dried, attach your chalkboard to your frame with nails or glue.

If you’re doing a smaller chalkboard frame you may want to add a ribbon/rope to the top for hanging or attach a wooden stake for an outdoor sign. If you enjoyed this post, please follow me on Pinterest!

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