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DIY Tic Tac Toc Chalkboard


I’ve been busy like a bee these past few days, working around the clock on some custom illustrations for some terrific clients + of course planning everything for the wedding + attempting not to DIY it all LOL. But in the midst of all this madness, a girl can always find time for a fun crafty project.


Today I found the perfect tutorial. It’s fast, super simple to do + so versatile. This DIY Tic Tac Toc Chalkboard can adorn any little corner of the house + distract little ones + adults alike during any occasion. It’s also portable, so David + I could even bring it on our road trips + play on the go. Love it!



If you want to give this project a try, here’s what you’ll need:



  • Square wood board
  • Thick painting brush
  • Thin painting brush
  • White acrylic paint (I got mine from DecoArt)
  • Chalkboard paint (I got mine from DecoArt)
  • Chalk


step by step

After gathering your materials…



Step 1: Using the thick paint brush, paint the entire board surface, including the edges with the chalkboard paint.


Step 2: Let dry. It’s hard. I know, but it’s crucial to resist the urge to keep going.


Step 3: Add a second coat of chalkboard paint to make sure the surface is well covered.


Step 4: Add the Tic Tac Toc lines with the thin painting brush + white acrylic paint.


Step 5: Let dry. Again. Practice your Yoga poses while you’re at it.


Step 6: Whip out your chalks + start playing. The winner gets a Red Velvet cupcake (wink).



Sweet right? I hope this got you in the mood to get crafty.


If you have any questions about this tutorial or need further details about how things were made, please feel free to contact me. I’m always available to help you make things you love.


Not the crafty type? Hakuna Matata! I can make something special just for you if you wish, so bring on the custom orders, they’re my fave!



Mayi Carles

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