Back to School: Chalkboard Initial Memo Board Tutorial

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I can’t believe it is Back to School time already. I mean, like, seriously? Didn’t we just go on break like a week ago? Despite my kids and I’s cries, it’s time to start thinking about hitting the homeschool books again and with that it means getting organized, shopping for supplies, and finding that perfect first day of school outfit. Last year, I made a mental note to myself that I wanted to create a memo board just for the boys to display projects that they were proud of. Many times they will get special notes from their teachers or a good grade on a report and they want to display them proudly. Rather than clutter up the front of the fridge or my memo board in my home office, I thought I would make a special personalized display just for them. So with the theme in mind I headed to my local Walmart to pick up the supplies that I needed.

Back to School Chalkboard Initial Memo Board Tutorial

Chalkboard Initial Memo Board

For this project you will need:
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How to Spray Paint a Bulletin Board

  1. Spray paint the cork memo bulletin board with a coat of Chalkboard Spray Paint. Also spray a coat of Metallic Silver Spray Paint onto your initial letter.
  2. Wait 30 minutes for the first coat of paint to dry.
  3. Spray a second coat of both the chalkboard and metallic spray paint. Allow to dry completely.


After all of the painting is complete and everything is dry it’s time to start assembling our chalkboard initial memo board. Take your Initial Letter and decide what corner of your memo board you would like to place it. With a bit of hot glue, deposit glue onto several spots on the back of your initial letter. Press your initial letter onto its desired location and apply pressure for several seconds to make sure that it is secure. Once the glue has dried, do the same thing to the wooden accent shape but instead of attaching it directly to the cork board, glue the wooden accent shape onto the initial letter instead. With the provided hanging screws that came with your bulletin board, hang your completed Chalkboard Initial Memo Board in it’s desired location.

Get Organized for Back to School at Home: DIY Personalized Chalkboard Memo Board

I love the way that this memo board turned out and all I needed were a few supplies that could be easily found at Walmart. It is personalized and because we applied chalkboard paint to the surface we can also write memos or draw on the board as well as pin my son’s “good grades” and certificates to display them proudly.

Will you be tackling any Back to School projects?

Walmart momDisclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.

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