DIY magnetic chalkboard – Wall decor idea for kids room


If you are looking for creative ways to update your home office, kitchen or child’s bedroom, this DIY magnetic chalkboard is a fun and inexpensive idea to do so. It will help you keep things organized and promotes creativity. Create a convenient surface for writing notes and affixing messages using the magnets. Follow the steps and instructions to create your own magnetic chalkboard wall and cute cloud magnets.

 DIY magnetic chalkboard – easy kids room wall decoration

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Before start making your magnetic chalkboard wall first decide on its shape. To avoid uneven lines, we need a spirit level, a pencil, measuring tape, painter’s tape and scissors.

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Use the measuring tape and pencil to draw a rectangle on the wall and a spirit level to determine whether or not your lines are straight. Tape the sides of the rectangle with painter’s tape and make rounded corners by cutting the tape into shape.

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Before applying the magnetic chalkboard paint on the wall we have to first prepare the surface with a special primer. Apply three magnetic primer layers. Then apply three coats of the magnetic paint. 250 ml of the paint is sufficient for approx. 0.4 m2.

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Allow the surface to dry thoroughly, then apply two layers of chalkboard paint. This DIY magnetic chalkboard wall makes great addition to any corner in the house!

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Now we will create a cute cloud magnet with raindrops, so that you can affix slips of messages on our board.

You will need: white polymer clay (Fimo), rolling pin, cookie cutters in the form of a flower and a tear, pink acrylic paint, clear lacquer, a thin brush, small round magnets, craft glue.

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Roll out the polymer clay on a flat surface and cut out a cloud with the flower-shaped cookie cutter. Narrow it a little in horizontal direction. Then make a few tears. If you do not have a suitable cutter, use a stencil and a knife. Smooth the edges and bake in the oven for half an hour at 110 ° C or according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Allow to cool.

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Draw eyes and mouth on the cloud with acrylic paint. Glue the magnets on the back of the polymer clay shapes.

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So your DIY magnetic chalkboard is finished. You could also update your home office or study area with a study lamp, pencil holder and a vase with flowers to make it neat and beautiful.