Make a Faux Chalkboard

5 Materials
15 Minutes

Sometimes you want to change up your decorations without buying something new. That is exactly what I did with the glass window I had over my fireplace. I wanted to transform it into a chalkboard piece without the permanence that paint would create. So I figured out how to make a faux chalkboard.

If you love the idea of chalkboard art, but don't have a chalkboard to decorate, create a temporary faux chalkboard out of a decorative glass window or glass picture. For more details and a winter printable coloring pages, visit How to Make a Faux Chalkboard on my blog.

Chalk markers, double sided tape, & paper

You only need a few materials to create your own faux chalkboard.

Step 1) Decorate your window or glass picture

You can use color sheets or print off a cute saying. Visit my blog to get a few snowmen and snowflake printables if you are decorating for winter. Or get the flower svg file or pdf to make your own stencil for spring.

Drawing chalk marker snowflake on glass

Tape the color sheets onto the back of the glass and trace on the front with a chalk marker. I actually free handed mine before I made the color sheet printables, but tracing the design is so much easier.

Step 2) Add the faux chalkboard.

Remove the design pages when you are done tracing your design onto your glass.

Cut black construction paper to fit your glass panes. Use double sided tape to tape black construction paper onto the back of your glass. If your glass panes are larger than your construction paper, you can tape pieces together.

Be careful not to smudge your chalk art. You may want to let it dry a little before you attempt this step.

Erasing chalk marker with q-tip

Step 3) Fix any mistakes

It is easy to fix any smudges or mistakes. Use a damp q-tip or kleenex to wipe off any smudges.

Faux chalkboard with winter wonderland scene

This is a great way to turn something you already have into a piece of chalkboard art.

And when you get tired of it, just wipe it off and remove the paper from the back.

Suggested materials:
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Chalk Markers
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