Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Aug 29, 2013
First and Last Day of School DIY Photo Frame Project
The new academic year starts up next week! Here's a fun crafty idea: Capture your kid's start and, all the way in May, finish – and display both in this frame.
Do you snap a first-day/last-day-of-school photo of your children? Take the chalkboard trend up a notch by creating a school photo display board! Tape the first photo up top and leave the bottom empty for the last-day photo next year. The chalkboard paint allows you to write your child's name on the frame or funny messages in the last-day spot during the school year.
- 10-by-10-inch wooden canvas
- Black chalkboard paint
- 2 screw eye hooks
- 1 yard craft cording
- Super glue
- 6-inch decorative ruler
- Number stickers
- Sanding block (optional)
1. Prep your wooden canvas, to start. If you need to, lightly sand the top and sides of the canvas.
|2. Next, paint the top and sides of the canvas and let dry. Follow the drying and curing times described by your chalkboard paint's manufacturer. Apply a second coat of paint after the first has dried completely.|
|3. Now it's time to add your number stickers. Place "2013" in the top left corner and "2014" in the bottom right corner.|
|4. Stand the canvas up. On the top side, measure in 3 inches on either end and screw the screw eye hooks into place. With your decorative ruler, apply a line of super glue to the back and position in the center of the canvas. (Make sure the ruler is securely attached to the front of the canvas before hanging.)|
|5. Feed your cording through each of the eye hooks and tie with a knot and then a bow.|