DIY: Instant Chalkboard [+ Review & Giveaway]

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I love being crafty. Although lately, I’ve had a hard time fitting it into my schedule. And I know with the upcoming arrival of our second baby, it will be even harder to find the time. So quick and easy projects are on my to do list! I’ve always wanted to mess with chalkboard paint, but since I’m short on time, I decided to look into instant chalkboard vinyl. It’s exactly what I needed for a quick crafty project!

Basically, Instant Chalkboard is a peel and stick chalkboard vinyl that allows you to place a chalkboard or chalkboard shape anywhere your little heart desires. You can remove it when you get tired of it, or just simply move it to another place! It’s easy to install and all you need is a credit card (or you can use the provided tool). It hardly takes any time at all and you can do a million different things with it!

Logo for Instant Chalkboard

Appliance Art graciously sent me several sheets of chalkboard vinyl to try! My first idea was to just put up a couple sheets of it on the wall in Grady’s room, but I quickly nixed that idea. He’s not quite 2, so I figured he wouldn’t quite know when to stop, and I might end up with chalk on more than just the vinyl. So instead, I made a little grocery list for the side of my fridge. I used one full rectangular sheet, peeled the backing and stuck it to the fridge. I smoothed it out with the card provided and……..boom! Instant Chalkboard!

Grocery List on Fridge from Chalkboard Vinyl

Next, I decided to add some instant chalkboard vinyl to a clipboard I had on hand to help me keep track of my reviews and giveaways that need posted. I measured the clipboard and cut out a piece of vinyl the size I needed, peeled the backing, and smoothed it on. Another quick and easy project! Now I have a place to keep track of some blog stuff instead of wasting paper!

Clipboard with instant chalkboard vinyl

I have lots of sheets left to use, so I think I’ll check out Pinterest for some ideas!

BUY IT: You can purchase the same sheets (8 1×2’s) of chalkboard vinyl that I reviewed on the Instant Chalkboard Website or the  Appliance Art Website for $22.99. There are a ton of other sheets and rolls you can buy, as well as shapes, maps, and calendars! You can also follow Appliance Art on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for lots of crafty ideas!

WIN IT: One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win their choice of product from Instant Chalkboard valued at $25 or less! There are so many products to choose from! US ONLY. Ends 6/19/12.

Enter below using the rafflecopter form. The first entry is mandatory and then the rest of the entries are optional, but will greatly increase your chances of winning! You can view my official giveaway rules here. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Although I was sent a complimentary item for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for this product!  All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of Appliance Art.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. Rebecca Orr says:

    I would love to get some of the animal ones for my sons bedroom!!
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  2. Jennifer Winchester says:

    this is neat. i would really like to have one of these

  3. Kayleigh says:

    I can’t believe they make STICK on chalkboard!!! And that it’s easily removable! Double cool!

  4. Saundra M says:

    This would be for my granddaughter Kaysen’s room.

  5. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I would love to get the large roll of instant chalk board so I have enough to put some up in my nieces room. And use for crafts with my church craft group which is a group of children ages 8-12 I think they would find this fun for a memory box or to help make a special something for a younger sibling

  6. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandsons would love the Chalkboard Dinosaur Wall Decal Set, what a cute idea!

  7. Lauren Guilbeau says:

    I would love to win this! I would paint I large platter I have and set it up to write things for parties and such!

    • Lauren Guilbeau says:

      Opps I didn’t realize it wasn’t paint! I would love the decal of a victorian picture frame!

  8. judy gregory says:

    i would love the big coffee cup to put on our fridge. when we have a litter of pups my roomie and i take shifts of checking on them every hour for the frst two weeks since this means one of us sleeping while the other is on watch we mis-communicate a lot

  9. Christina C says:

    I’d like to make a chalkboard wall for my son

  10. christine jessamine says:

    i would love to make a do it yourself chalkboard with a customized frame that fits into my wall above my mini bar!

  11. jennifer laur says:

    i would love to try Instant Chalkboard Vinyl Victorian Picture Frame

  12. Nikole H. says:

    I’d love the
    Instant Chalkboard Vinyl Iconic Picture Frame.

  13. Ashley Aldridge says:

    I would probably have to choose one of the peel and stick rolls. I would love decals for my little girls room but dinosaurs aren’t her thing.


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