Distressed Wooden Chalkboard

Have you every had an idea or wanted to create something, but you weren’t sure where to start?  I love learning new crafting skills and discovering new ways to make one of a kind projects, like this Distressed Wooden Chalkboard for my home.  But, sometimes my creative brain gets overloaded and I have no idea where to start, or what the best way to achieve a particular look, or what I even want for that matter, which is why I love Creativebug!

DIY Distressed Wooden Chalkboard

If you haven’t heard of Creativebug yet, they are an online classroom dedicated to making crafting a fun, satisfying, and easy part of your daily life.  I met the Creativebug team this summer at the Michaels Makers Summit and even had the opportunity to take some of their popular classes while I was there, and I have been obsessed ever since!

Distressed Wooden Chalkboard

I got all my Christmas decorations out and the other night while I was sitting in front of the fire place I decided it needed a little something extra.  I loved the idea of having a chalkboard frame on the mantle that I could easily change out the sentiment, but everything I found looked too shiny and new for my rustic winter wonderland decor.  I found the Distressed Wooden Chalkboard class and knew it would be the perfect addition to my Christmas decor. I took the 15 minute class, learned how to give a brand new wooden frame a beautiful rustic patina and completed the project with a beautiful message written in chalk.

Rustic Christmas Mantle with Distressed Wooden Chalkboard

Rustic Wooden Chalkboard Frame

I love that this rustic looking chalkboard sign can change with the seasons and I can add my own custom chalk graphic.  To learn how to create your own Distressed Wooden Chalkboard, head over to the Creativebug site and check out their classes.

Merry Christmas Chalkboard Art

They actually have a great holiday promotion you may be interested in. With the Give and Get promotion you buy a year subscription and get a year free! So it’s a present for you and someone else!  I love the idea of sharing the joy of making and gifting creative things with the makers in my life, I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift.

You can access the Give and Get Event HERE. 



Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. How gorgeous – I love it! Your mantle is beautiful and elegant. I love how this artwork looks on it!

  2. I love your rustic mantle! Absolutely beautiful.

  3. I love this and it looks so beautiful the way you have it displayed.

  4. Toni Thomason says:

    Love it!!!

  5. This is gorgeous! We’d love to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/12/diy-kitchen-gift-ideas-and-little-bird.html

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