When I created our $30 Command Center I wanted to have an area to write down things to buy when I made trips to the store and a place to plan out our meals for the week. I created two clipboards with permanent chalk writing. I wanted to have the word ‘buy’ on one and the word ‘menu’ on the other with the days of the week but I didn’t want to have to rewrite them every time I cleaned off the chalkboards.
When I was getting props ready for my Queen Bee Market booth last spring I went with a chalkboard theme and by accident I found out using a white sharpie poster marker looks exactly like chalk but doesn’t wipe off. I decided that if I was going to make my words permanent I was also going to make them look pretty because my quick chicken scratch isn’t always that lovely.
To make my permanent words I printed them on the computer, trimmed them and used a piece of chalk to rub on the back of the letters. Then I put them where I wanted them on the clipboards and used a ball point pen to trace the letters.
When I removed the papers the chalk left marks where I had traced the pen. I used my white sharpie poster marker to fill in the words and let it completely dry. Now when I wipe off my clipboards to make a new list the permanent parts stay but they look just like chalk!
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