Sometimes I joke with friends that I was an organized person…until I had kids. I was totally into tabs and folders and colored pens and day planners. But then came the first baby and most of that went out the window. While I am still not back to tabs and dividers, I am trying to make an effort to better organize the family activities. Fortunately for me (and perhaps you), the DIY products in Pebbles’ Cottage Living collection make organizing easy and customizable.
This chalkboard took no more than 10 minutes to put together (seriously), but it really packs a punch. The gold metal labels on the dark black chalkboard are so fun and trendy. I also love that there is a jute twine hanger already built into the chalkboard. There is no need to worry about an awkward shaped clip getting in the way.
I’m a little bit of a tree hugger, so I love it when I can make a project that can be used over and over again. This chalkboard to-do list can be used for all sorts of lists. You can even switch out the labels depending on the particular task.
To make this chalkboard to do list, you will need a chalkboard, metal labels, ruler, chalk, and a small screwdriver. Start by drawing a grid with chalk to help you place your labels on the square. Use the grid on your cutting mat to help get all of your lines straight. Draw your grid according to where you want to place your labels.
Position your labels and use a craft knife to gently score the surface of the chalkboard where you will place the screws. This little divot will help keep the screws in place as you screw them into the chalkboard.
Use a pair of tweezers to hold the screws in place as you start to drive them into the chalkboard. You can easily do this by hand. No power tools required. Also, don’t worry about the screws poking through the back of the chalkboard. They are just the right length.
Season your new chalkboard by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the surface. Wipe off any excess chalk and you are ready to go. I hope your new DIY chalkboard helps you knock out your to-do lists and gets you back to being a little more organized (little steps!). Happy Summer!