Last week, we had several beautiful days that had me ready to spruce up the screened porch for Spring.  It’s still a little chilly to go all out, but I chalked up a little Rocky Top chalk art, and then decided to add one more simple touch by adding a state of Tennessee chalkboard!


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It was so easy, it only took about 15 minutes from start to finish.  I thought some of you would like to add a little of your own state love in your decor, so I’m sharing the quick how-to!  I started with a basic foam board, which looks like a chalkboard but does not erase like one.  This will work fine if you just want the look of a chalkboard, but not erase it.  If you’d like to be able to actually erase and use the board like a real chalkboard, this product is awesome and very affordable as well!  Either way, the how-to will be the same!



Then, you need to print out the outline of your state and trace around it with a pencil.




Then, using an X-acto knife like this one, carefully cut the lines of your pattern.




Then, just attach some string or twine with some hot glue for hanging…


I told you it was simple!



Add a little star to mark your home town for a little more love!


This would be a cute gift for new home owners, newly-weds or anyone who just loves their state!  So fun and easy!  Hope you love it too!