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DIY Wood Slice Sign

Y’all, I think is the fastest and easiest DIY home decor project I’ve ever done! With the wedding, I haven’t spent much time decorating the mantle, but once we got married, I had the idea for a DIY chalkboard wood slice.  It goes perfectly with the fireplace and the kitchen chalkboard door panel.

Wood slice DIY

My love for farmhouse decor also didn’t hurt!  This was a project I was able to complete within a few hours.

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Materials for DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice

It was a beautiful day outside so I decided to grab my work table, which you can see is used quite often and get to work!

Wood slice supplies

There are so many wood slice shapes, sizes, and thicknesses.  I chose one that is oval and a little off center.  The one thing I decided with this project was that I didn’t want it to be perfect.  That sounds strange, doesn’t it?  For me, it isn’t because guess what?  No one’s life is perfect, there are up and downs in life and I wanted it to be more about us and less about perfection.  Know what I mean?

For the first to create my DIY chalkboard wood slice, I used a black crayon to draw the guideline for the oval I would paint with the chalkboard paint.  I free-handed the circle and it turned out just as I wanted.  It needed to be a little imperfect just as the shape of the wood slice.

Black pencil

I took my time and sketched the oval on the wood slice.  Drawing the line a little at a time makes it easier to fix anything you may want to change or redo.

Wood slice paint line

If you notice, I don’t make a hard line.  As I mentioned before, just sketch it with a light line, almost as if you were coloring.

Wood slice paint guide


Wood slice paint guide 4


Wood slice

Now it’s time to whip out the paint! I used a light coat and painted inside of the circle guide I drew on the wood slice.  I used a small paint brush and a sponge brush.  It was such a sunny day, the coats of paint were drying almost instantly.

Painted wood slice

Painted wood slice


Even though the paint dried quickly, I still gave it a couple of hours to dry on the wood slice.  Once the paint was dry, I grabbed my chalk markers.  These markers are like paint markers and are easy to write with.  When something didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted, I just grabbed a damp cloth, wiped and wrote again!  This is my first time using chalk markers and I love them!  I can’t wait to use them on another project.

Here’s my finished DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice!  What do you think?

FInished wood slice



    • Lynn says

      Thanks Katie! It was super easy to make-great project for any day. The longest part was the paint drying.

  1. Christine says

    I love this idea. I have made DIY chalkboards in my house, one in my son’s room on the wall and one in my kitchen using a large picture frame, but I haven’t seen this done on wood. Love it! Must try it. Thanks for sharing…your photos are helpful too.

    • Lynn says

      Thanks Christine! I have fallen in love with chalkboard paint. I especially love the one in my kitchen.

  2. Claire says

    Looks so fun! While I’m not good, I love decorating and making new things. This one doesn’t look as difficult as others!

    • Lynn says

      I’m sure yours will turn out fabulous Claire! Building up to bigger projects is what helped me over the years to this point and getting help from my husband when I need it.

  3. Dionne Abouelela says

    Very cute! I love that you didn’t stress too much about perfections or centering and just let it look natural. Sometimes we forget that when we are creating, it’s about the joy and not the commercial perfection. Bravo!

  4. Nicole says

    Congratulations on your wedding! Love this wood slice decor project. It would make a great personalized gift for anyone, too. #HomeMattersParty

  5. Rosemary says

    What a cute idea, and much easier than I thought. The idea of having a chalkboard at home really interests me…I just didn’t know I could make it easily. Thanks for sharing these DIY tips!!

  6. Katherine says

    this is so cute and love how you did these pics! The explanation was super thorough as well. I bet something like this looks amazing in a rustic farmhouse vibe!

  7. mikal shone says

    you guys are doing fabulous job!my wife is creative girl , i have told her this chalkboard DIY , she is loving it…


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