A couple of you clever people asked where I am hiding the chalk for my new chalkboard. Well, it was a dilemma. I thought of cute cups, cut in half and somehow affixed to the door, I pondered a simple string, with chalk dangling from the end and I even started to sew a little bag that I would attach to the board itself.
Around this time, I decided to give up on the clever ideas and I just hot glued a tiny magnet to a piece of chalk. Done. It looks clean, and I'll never lose it. I think I can probably pull the magnet off when the piece of chalk is almost gone and re-use it. We'll see.
I wanted magnets for the chalkboard, but I couldn't settle for plain ones. I used up a few of my fabric scraps to make fancy ones.
These take approximately five minutes. Take something you want to cover (I used joiner's biscuits, which are little pieces of lightweight wood, just because we had them lying around, but you could use bottle caps or old POGS or anything that catches your eye) and cut out a piece of fabric in the same shape, but just slightly larger. Now do a quick stitch all along the outer edge of the fabric. It doesn't need to look good or be even because no one will see it.
Pull the two ends of the thread together to gather the fabric and tie it off. Now use a hot glue gun to attach a magnet to the back and you're all done. Easy, right?
*This tutorial is provided for personal use only. Please do not sell this tutorial or create items for re-sale using this tutorial. Tutorial may be re-published only with my permission.