How to Make a DIY Chalkboard Photo Frame

You won't believe how easy it is to create this customizable frame, perfect for displaying all your digital photos IRL.

By: Brandy Brown
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Who doesn’t love a good trip down memory lane? In the age of digital imagery, more and more people are cataloging and storing their photos online versus printing.

We created this simple and darling keepsake frame to document your cherished memories. The best part? The chalkboard painted frame. can be customized and updated as often as you’d like.

Materials Needed

  • picture frame
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • white chalkboard pencil
  • plastic glove
  • printed snapshot to fit frame
  • 1 piece white chalk

Spray light coat of chalkboard paint all over selected frame.

Allow paint to dry for one hour, then apply a second coat of chalkboard paint. Let dry completely.

Place snapshot image in frame. Tip: Prime the chalkboard frame before using to ensure it's fully erasable. To prime the chalkboard, rub painted areas with a piece of white chalk, then erase with a dry paper towel or cloth. Now it's ready to use!

Write your favorite memory or quote with chalk to customize the frame, then hang and enjoy. 

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