Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Chalkboard Mat with Chalk Storage Tutorial

I created this chalkboard mat with chalk storage for my littlest to draw on and practice her sight words here at home but it's also great for road trip entertainment.

Here's a DIY Chalkboard Mat with Chalk Storage Tutorial for you...

Step 1: Gather your supplies:

  • 1 chalkboard placemat from the American Crafts DIY Shop 2 collection
  • 2 - 3 pieces of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Bias tape
  • thread
  • Chalk
  • Rhinestones from the American Crafts DIY Shop 2 collection
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Tags (optional)

Step 2: 
  • Cut the scalloped edges off the placemat. It's okay to have rounded corners.
  • Cut the fleece interfacing and the fabric you'll be using for the cover so that they are the same size as the chalkmat. Mine measured 9.5" h x 18" w.

Step 3:
  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric for the inside pocket that will hold the chalk.
  • The 1st piece is 4.5 w x 9.5 h. Hem the left edge and stitch to the mat.
  • The 2nd piece is 4.5 w x 5" h. Hem top edge. Place over the 1st piece and stitch the left  side over the other.
  • Stitch both pieces to the mat on the top, right and bottom side.
  • Stitch the mat to the interfacing and fabric.
  • Trim the edges.

Step 4: Stitch bias tape around the edges for a clean finish. Make sure to add your ribbon during this step.

Step 5: Adorn with rhinestones.

Step 6: Give it to someone special to play with.
Supplies: American Crafts DIY Shop 2: (369075) - Chalkboard Placemat, (369065) - Bulk Rhinestones

1 comment:

Chocoscrapaholic said...

This is stunning!! What an awesome idea. My son would love this! These would be awesome gifts!!