I used the tutorial for a DIY Chalkboard Headboard and altered it to make a hanging board.
I'm terrible at remembering to take in-progress photos!
- chalkboard paint
- four yardsticks
- wood stain
- heavy duty hooks
- plywood cut to your dimensions (ours is 2" x 4")
- 3/4" nails
The whole thing took two days total, but that's just because we had to apply two coats of paint and let it dry overnight. Jeremy ended up doing pretty much the entire project, so I can't take much credit for it besides finding the tutorial (and helping to to hang it on the wall, because it's heavy).
(Desserts: gingerbread whoopie pies and snickerdoodles, nom.)