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Make Mum a Chalkboard

Make Mum a Chalkboard

Bunnings Chalk compositeMother’s love nothing more than a hand-made present on Mother’s Day!
Help your kids create a personalised Mother’s Day gift, straight from the heart, by putting together an easy D.I.Y. chalkboard – which they can decorate themselves and add a special message for mum.


  • Paint brush


  • MDF Board
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Decorations
  • Glue
  • Masking tape
  • Chalk


  • Step 1: Tape up the frame
    Masking tape makes it easy to create a straight border to frame your chalkboard.
  • Step 2: Paint on the chalkboard
    Coat the board with chalkboard paint using a paint brush.Tip: use top to bottom brush stokes to produce a neat and clean finish
  • Step 3: Remove the tape
    Wait for the chalkboard paint to dry and then remove the masking tape from around the edges to reveal your frame.
  • Step 4: Decorate the frame
    It’s time to get creative! Use your decorations such as beads, glitter and paint, to decorate the frame of your chalkboard in any way you think mum would like.
  • Step 5: Write mum a message
    Now that your chalkboard is complete, why not write mum a lovely message on it for Mother’s Day.

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Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. For more Bunnings D.I.Y. project step-by-step guides please visit: All tools and materials available at your local Bunnings Warehouse, to locate your nearest store please visit

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