Denim Back-to-School Chalkboard


Denim Back-to-School Chalkboard

This Denim Back-To-School Chalkboard from Amanda Formaro is a great way to use up those school clothes from last year that have gotten too small. Made with old jeans, this fun mosaic framed chalkboard is great for decorating lockers, classroom doors, or using as a drawing pad for math lessons.

You could make this fun back-to-school craft with your son or daughter to give to their favorite teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers could also use these cute DIY projects to hang outside their classrooms and leave messages for their students when they're out of the room.

Denim Back to School Board

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  • Framed chalkboard
  • Recycled denim jeans
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Dye or acrylic paint (optional)

Note: The project pictures uses a few splashes of color by using recycled dyed jeans. You can dye some if you like or use acrylic paint to color some pieces. No fabric medium is needed as you won't be running these jeans through the washer!



  1. Cut denim into squares wide enough to cover and overlap the border of the chalkboard.
  2. Hot glue the squares all the way around the border, overlapping a little as you go and alternating different shades and types of denim for some contrast.

denim back to school chalkboard

  1. Cut colored denim into smaller squares and glue then randomly around the frame.


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This is cute. I save jeans for rag rug backs, so I have plenty! As kids' SS teacher, I'm wondering if they can't put their scripture on it for the week. Thanks again.


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