This baseball chalkboard all started when I discovered an already round piece of pressed wood in my parent’s garage over Christmas. They didn’t need it, so I scored the wood base of this chalkboard for FREE.
How to Make a Baseball Chalkboard
- round piece of wood
- cheap black spray paint
- chalkboard paint
- white paint
I started by spray painting the round piece of wood with some cheap, flat, black paint (my cheap primer). I gave it two coats.
Then came the multiple coats of chalkboard paint. I gave this piece 3 coats.
To create the baseball’s arched stitching I took a piece of poster board and folded it and then cut it in an arch (so the sides would match).
After tracing the arch with a pencil, I took a small paintbrush and some white acrylic paint and painted over my penciled line.
Then I painted the stitching.
Oh, and don’t forget. After your chalkboard paint has dried, really good, I give it a couple of days… rub the side of your chalk over the entire surface and then erase.
To hang the baseball chalkboard I used one of these nifty, teethed thingamajiggers (I’m sure they have a fancier name) on the back of the chalkboard.
I used one of these goodies to make sure his chalkboard wouldn’t come crashing down in the middle of the night.
I’m sure it weighs less than 10 lbs.… but it’s what I had in the garage.
You can see how big it is in this photo… about 2 feet wide.
An artist, functional addition to my son’s baseball room.