DIY Chalkboard Menu

Wow, it’s been a hectic weekend! You know how I’ve been talking about my boyfriend’s soon-to-be brewery? The one I made bottle cap magnets for? Well, it opened on Saturday. Yay!

On Thursday, I made a big chalkboard for their tap room with some help from friends. I thought it would also make a nice DIY project for anyone who has considered such a craft.

Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial.

Materials needed for a chalkboard menu

  • Chalk
  • Roller
  • Palette
  • Barn wood
  • Large board
  • Valspar chalk paint

Step 1: setup

Place your board in an upright position. Maybe against a wall (protected by plastic) or a beam.

Step 2: paint the board

Paint your board. I had to paint 2 coats on each board.

Let the base coat dry before applying the second coat.

Step 3: frame the chalkboard

Cut barn wood to the size of your chalkboard to frame it.

Screw the frame into place.


Step 3: design your menu

And the best part, writing up your menu.

We used basic sidewalk chalk but you can get chalk markers if you prefer.


Happy crafting!

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