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Chalkboard structured

With class in session, there’s no better time to maximize and organize your blackboard space or your chalkboard-paint wall at home.

This week’s project is great DIY method for organizing your space and framing your ideas. It’s also a great way for teachers to keep track of time-outs, break times and to remind students of upcoming projects or tests.

Have suggestions for other decorative projects you’d like to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Scotch® Brand Team… xox


TIME NEEDED: Approximately 10 to 15 minutes

Scotch® Brand Supplies:
You can buy these items at Staples and Target.


  • Classroom-sized chalkboard

ChalkBoardStep1Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and select your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected the items in this design.

Large Frame. Frame one edge  20” across the top of the chalkboard with Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Purple. Thicken the border with a contrasting colour, such as:  Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Lemon Lime. Make sure to double the thickness of the Lime colour, by adding an additional strip around all sides. Add a second piece of tape in Lime to the inside of the border you have created to leave a framed it space for a title, such as ‘Spelling’.


Accent it. Run one line of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Watercolour directly over the middle of the seam, between the two pieces of Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Lemon Lime.

Second Frame. Measure approximately 15” down from the top of the chalkboard to create another box beside the one you have already bordered. To do this, repeat the bordering process using purple on the outside and then use Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Tangerine for the inside colour. Don’t forget to use your Tangerine again to increase the thickness. Again, make sure to use  Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Watercolour to overlap the centre of your tangerine border.

All finished! A colourful, clever and easy way to provide organization to your chalkboard.
ChalkBoardStep5Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog. She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create this project, and has more tips to help you out.






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