DIY Chalkboard Wreath

DIY Chalkboard Wreath


This DIY chalkboard wreath is really simple to make, and would make a perfect first time woodworking project. Circles are extremely easy to cut with a jigsaw, in fact, cutting and painting this project took less than an hour. That’s a perfect nap time project! 

Ok, let’s get started. Here is what you will need to make your own chalkboard wreath.



MDF – medium-density fibre board


Large circular objects as guides – I used a large serving platter and a medium sized bowl

Drill with large wood bit



Protective Eyewear

Handheld mouse sander or sandpaper

Plaid chalkboard paint 


Step 1: Use a pencil to trace a wreath shape onto your piece of MDF. Keep your shape close to the edge of the wood, because it’s easier to cut in from the side with the jigsaw. 

DIY Chalkboard Wreath

Step 2: Secure MDF to work table using clamps.

Step 3: Drill a starter hole just inside the inner circle using a large wood bit. 

Step 4: Place jigsaw blade in starter hole and cut inner circle out by guiding jigsaw along the pencil drawn circle. 

DIY Chalkboard Wreath

Step 5: Start jigsaw on outside edge of MDF closest to outer circle and cut in, then follow pencil drawn outer circle with jigsaw.

Step 6: Use a mouse sander or sandpaper to smooth rough edges, use baby wipes or wet paper towel to wipe off any sawdust.

DIY Chalkboard Wreath

Step 7: Roll or brush on 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint, letting each coat dry in between. Chalkboard paint dries quickly, so this part goes pretty fast. 

DIY Chalkboard Wreath

Step 8: Let chalkboard paint dry completely. I left mine overnight.

DIY Chalkboard Wreath

 Step 9: Rub a piece of chalk all over the wreath, then wipe clean with damp cloth. This preps the chalkboard paint for writing.

Since the 4th of July is coming up, I drew a flag on ours. Then,  I used two Command picture hanging strips to mount the wreath on the front door. 


DIY Chalkboard Wreath

 I LOVE our new chalkboard wreath! It was so easy to make.  I highly recommend buying a jigsaw. They are very inexpensive and versatile. I purchased a Ryobi jigsaw for around $25 and have already used it for several projects. 

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  1. What a superb idea!

  2. Shut up! I love it…you know I have a thing about chalkboards! I got a jigsaw for Mother’s Day, but haven’t even taken it out of the box…I so need to get with it!


  3. Great idea Melissa!! Turned out so cool!!

  4. I really love this! Just when I think I am all chalkboard painted out, you come up with this awesome project!!! Found you on TT and Jello. new follower. come visit me sometime!

  5. GREAT idea! Love this! 🙂

    Krista @ mk inspired

  6. How cool is this?! Genius!

  7. I am having one of those “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT!?” moments. So awesome!

  8. The wreath is super cute, but I have to say… I ADORE YOUR YELLOW FRONT DOOR! So cheery!

  9. This is a fantastic project! What a great idea to make it chalkboard so you can change it anytime you want! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  10. I gave you an award on my blog today. Post will be up soon!

  11. Cute idea! I’d love to make one with green chalkboard paint. And it would be really pretty with colored chalk, too! ~~Rhonda

  12. Where did you get that chalkboard paint roller thing??

  13. YOu always amaze me, I have nominated you for a blog award, go check it out

  14. I love this idea and definitely pinned it to try later. I’m your newest follower on Facebook and would love if you could take some time to visit my blog ( Have a great weekend!

  15. Wow! I just LOVE this idea! I’m definitely no good with any type of tools besides a screwdriver and hammer but maybe I can talk my dad into making this for me. Great idea. Thanks!!!


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