Christmas Chalkboard Wishlist Tutorial

Chalkboard Wish List Tutorial by Tried and True

Hello, lovely Ucreate readers! I’m Vanessa Brady from Tried & True and I’m here to show you how to make your own Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist. Kids (and adults!) will have fun filling it in year after year and when the holiday season is over, all you have to do is wipe it clean and store it for next year. I’m planning on taking yearly pictures with my kiddos and their wishlists…if they stay still long enough. 😀  Hope you enjoy the tutorial!

free “All I Want For Christmas Is” printable
– clipboard
– chalkboard paint
– transfer paper
– white paint pen
– fine sandpaper


chalkboard wishlist

1. Apply a couple coats of chalkboard paint to the clipboard, waiting recommended time between coats. Allow to dry and cure completely.

Chalkboard Wishlist Tutoriall

2. Use the transfer paper to copy “All I Want For Christmas Is” Free Printable to clipboard. If you decide to tape down the transfer paper, you might want to tape it to the back of the clipboard. You can see how I accidentally pulled up a bit of the paint when I tried to remove the tape! (Just paint over bare spot if you make the same mistake.)

DIY Chalkboard Wishlist

3. Color in transferred image with white paint pen. I gotta tell you, there’s a bit of a learning curve with paint pens. Too much paint and it’ll be hard to sand away. Not enough and it looks streaky. Just go slow and know that any mistakes you make will just add to the hand drawn look of it.

Chalkboard Tutorial

4. Once the paint is completely dry, take your fine sandpaper and gently go over image. Starting to look like chalk, huh?!

Chalkboard Wishlist Tutorial by Tried and True Blog

There you go…all you need to do now is fill it in, hang it up and wait for the gifts to come pouring in!

chalkboard wish list 6

chalkboard wish list 7

Thanks for having me, Kari!

If you enjoyed this project, please consider stopping by my blog, Tried & True,  to check out many other original tutorials! Also connect with T&T through Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.


Tried and True Blog Projects

1. Cupcake Chalk Birthday Favor   2. Fish Backpack   3. Girard Floor Cushion
3. Retro Space Age Stockings   4. Matryoshka Sewing Kit    5. Dollar Store Produce Bags
6. Skeleton Wreath   7. Peep Wreath    8. Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks

Become a subscriber

Sign up below and never miss another great recipe or tutorial!


  1. says

    Jo Ann, I used transfer paper from Martha Stewart’s line. I totally should have clarified that step, sorry! All you’re going to do is lay the transfer paper between the chalkboard and free printable and then outline the letters on the paper with a pen or pencil. The lines you drawn on your paper will transfer to the chalkboard. Hope this helps!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *