I‘ve shared a few times about how much I love little chalk or dry erase boards around the house to leave messages or encouraging thoughts for our family. I always have fun each season leaving my “Happy Fall” or “Merry Christmas” messages. Somehow these happy little greetings make the season all the more special for the kids and guests too!
A few of you eagle-eyed readers spotted a little chalkboard on my fridge a week or so ago and wanted to know how to make one and how to hang it. I aim to please. This board is fun because you can make it yourself SO EASILY and it can stick up on your refrigerator!
(The above photo is an updated photo from my 2014 Summer House Tour!)
I’ve also used this particular board to leave notes for my family about leftovers and snacks in the fridge that they might not know are in there! Giving your kids and husband snack or meal options is a great way to use this chalkboard! It is so convenient!
So here is how to make this refrigerator chalkboard frame in 4 easy steps :
1. These chalkboard surfaces come in adhesive sheets. I used to sell them in my OpenSky shop but I’ve since closed that shop so you’ll have to look online or at a craft store.
2. Cut one to fit an old frame.
3. Stick the chalkboard on the fridge (it has a removable adhesive on the back).
4. Use these Command strips (I buy mine at Target) to stick the frame to the refrigerator door. It makes the frame completely removable (and the strips are removable too)! To install, follow the instructions on the Command strip box, it is really easy.
By the way, the chalkboard surface is AMAZING. It is so easy to write on. My favorite chalk is actually the chalkboard pens (found at Michaels Craft).
Now you can leave seasonal messages on your refrigerator! How fun is that?
Do you hang things on your refrigerator?
We usually don’t have anything on ours (no magnets on stainless!), except that chalkboard. On occasion, I tape up an important paper if I want to make SURE we see it!