DIY Chalkboard Easel, made from picture frames

It is already the third week of Summer?  Crazy!  Our summer started off with a bang taking a surprise week long trip to the mountains.  It was SO fun, but with no advance notice I didn't get any blog posts scheduled.  Then we got home and my sister and her kids surprised us with a visit for about a week!  We had a blast!  It has been really nice to just chill and spend time with family.

So now you know why I have been MIA.  I have had several sick kiddo's too, and I just haven't been able to pull anything I am going to share one of my contributor projects from My Repurposed Life, A DIY Chalkboard Easel, made from old picture frames.
Create your own chalkboard art signs for any event with this SUPER easy DIY Chalkboard Easel made from some old picture frames, MyLove2Create.

I seriously love this project.  It was super easy and cheap.
DIY Chalkboard Easel, MyLove2Create
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Plus it can be used for so many different events or just as home decor!  I did a simple chalkboard art to help inspire my kids on this side.   Can you see the chalk pouch?
DIY Chalkboard Easel with a summer bucket list,  MyLove2Create
The other side is currently sporting our Summer Bucket List.  We are keeping it simple folks. :)

So do you think you want your own?  I simply used two old picture frames, hinges, scrap leather, rope, twine, and THIS from Home Depot for just under $10, sa-weet!

If you want to make one please check out my picture tutorial!

Stay tuned for a fun repurposed project later this week.  Oh, and don't worry I am STILL working on my room...longest project EVER!


I will be linking to these parties and Savvy Southern Style



  1. Super cute Mindi! I love the 'bucket' list, how great is that.

  2. Love this idea, thanks for sharing.

  3. This is really great! I'm definitely adding this to my craft to-dos.

  4. Still loving this project so much Mindi.

    You did a great job with these pics-and the chalkboard art. LOVE the bucket list idea on a chalkboard. :)

    hope the kiddos feel better real soon.

    ps thank you for being such a great contributor for MRL

  5. This is so cute!

    By the way, I'd love to have you share some posts at my new blog hop—The Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home ( It begins on Thursday evening and lasts through the weekend, if you're interested.


  6. super swell idea! pinning to the Trash 2 Treasure highlights board.

  7. Looks awesome! And I love color you chose.
    I hope your kiddos will feel better soon :)

    I hope you'll find the time to link up with Idea Box this week:


  8. This is so smart! I really like the contrast between the black and red.

  9. This is so creative! I love it! - Seri from

  10. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. Lou Lou Girls

  11. What a cute idea! I love it, you're very creative. And, your bucket list is awesome! Pinned.
    Kim from

  12. I love this! The red frames look great with the chalkboard. Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday!

  13. I like what you did with the picture frames and i loved how you did your summer bucket list. Im gonna copy that :-)

  14. This is such a neat idea, and I love your summer bucket list :) Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark. I'm featuring your easel tomorrow! Hope you'll link up with us again - the party starts at 6am EST.

  15. Hi Mindi, what a cleve idea. I love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  16. Hi Mindi, love your easel! Just letting you know I'll be featuring it tomorrow on Best of the Weekend!

  17. Pinning & sharing this up-cycle project. Love it! Have a great 4th of July & thanks for always sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Love your projects.

  18. Wow! It's an amazing idea. I'm a DIY lover and loves to work. I'm sure i will make a picture frame.

  19. No doubt it was a lot of hard work. But you did really a nice job. One question please - which power power tools you have used here? Could you please name them?


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