Chalkboard Painted Box Lids {Fall Decor}

Here is a simple Fall decor idea that is ultra cheap and pretty darn easy!  If you have a few box lids, you are half way there, and if you have some chalkboard paint and plain white chalk, then you’re home free.  I decorated these lids with Fall sayings and what not, but they can be erased and re-chalked (is that a word?) for any season or no season at all. 

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Chalkboard painted box lids

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Find some plain old box tops or lids

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Paint those tops and lids with a few coats of chalkboard paint, per directions.

Write out your sayings with plain old white chalk……. and your done!

Tip:  To make the box lids a little more sturdy for hanging, apply several coats of decoupage on the inside of the box lids.

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I like that they work like a faux canvas, but I can change them up as the season’s change.

One of the box tops was a little flimsy, so I don’t think that one would hang well on the wall, but the other two box lids are pretty sturdy and will hang, no problem on the wall.

Here is another chalkboard idea:

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DIY wood grain chalkboard

Thanks y’all for stopping by (Hey, I couldn’t resist you guys!!)  Amy

   

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21 Responses to Chalkboard Painted Box Lids {Fall Decor}

  1. Anne August 23, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Love it! and I’ll be right over for that $3 hayride…

    xoxox

  2. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles August 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Wow, I love the chalkboard lids- great idea, Amy.

  3. Danni@SiloHillFarm August 24, 2014 at 4:15 am #

    Now that is really clever. I’m kind of mad that I just threw away 3 boxes with lids that would have been perfect for this. On the other hand…I need some new tennis shoes anyway!

  4. Christine August 24, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Love the lids….such a great idea!

  5. Mel August 24, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Amy you’re a genius, what a fabulous idea!

  6. Feral Turtle August 24, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    What a great idea! I am thinking you should become a home stager! You always have such gorgeous photos of your ideas. Everything is staged perfectly for your shots!

  7. heather f August 27, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    This is so easy and fun!! Love it!

  8. Bliss September 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Gonna pin when I get to the big girl computer. Love this idea.

  9. Sherry@Thrift My House September 2, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    I love your handwriting! This is a very thrifty idea! I LOVE it!

  10. Marilyn September 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    What a clever way to decorate! I LOVE this….pinned on one of my group boards and tweeted so hopefully others will find this great post!

  11. Kaitlin September 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    So cute and simple! Also love that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to decorate! lol

  12. Carol October 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    If lid is flimsy, attach it to a thin piece of wood on the inside.

    • Amy October 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      I love that idea, Carol. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Linda @ Mixed Kreations January 12, 2015 at 2:07 am #

    What a great idea! Clever Way to reuse those lids. You could use them for signage at craft shows too! Pinning to my chalkboard board! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Lindi April 4, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    What a creative use of chalkboard paint!! I’d love if you shared this at the Create with Me link party! I’m featuring chalkboard projects this month at http://www.lovecreatecelebrate.com 🙂

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