In college, my first apartment’s refrigerator was adorned with a whiteboard in the shape of a speech bubble. I would rip pictures of various teen stars out of magazines and my roommates and I would use the speech bubble to comment on the ridiculousness of the photo or write silly notes to each other.
Since it’s Throwback Thursday and I’m getting all nostalgic, I thought I would share a similar DIY version of this idea that’s a little more chic, but just as much fun.
What You Need:
- Balsa Wood Strips (either 4 in. or 6 in. Depending on how large you would like your magnet)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Ceramic Disc Magnets
- Box Cutter
- Pen with sharp tip or small metal knitting needle
- Hot Glue
Measure out either 4 or 6 inches (to make your wood square) on your strip and mark.
Hold your ruler against the marks and slowly cut along the line with your box cutter. You will need to cut through the wood a few times to get an even cut. Sand the cut edges.
Print out a clip art speech bubble outline in the size of your wood. Lay the clip art over the wood and grab your pen or knitting needle and press down, marking along the outline of your speech bubble so it creates an indentation on the wood.
Fill in your indentation with chalkboard paint. Clean up the edges with a detail brush and more paint as needed. Let dry.
Once the paint is dry, flip your wood over and hot glue the ceramic magnets to the corners of your chalkboard.
Condition your chalkboard by running the side of the chalk over the entire board and erase.
Display on your fridge with photos and funny quotes!