Chalkboard Magnets

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Chalkboard Speech Bubble Magnets

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.

Speech Bubble Magnet

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:


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.

Thinking Magnet

Display on your fridge with photos and funny quotes!

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About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

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