Mod Podge® Chalkboard Bird
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Mod Podge® Chalkboard Bird

Take a plain wooden bird shape and turn into a stylish chalkboard with Mod Podge & FolkArt paint.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Mod Podge® Papers
  • Mod Podge® Matte
  • Mod Podge® 7-Piece Tool Kit
  • FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint – Black
  • Wooden Plaque – Bird
  • Paper Towel
  • Sandpaper, Fine Grit

Project Instructions


Step 1 Base coat bird with Black FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint. When dry, sand lightly, remove dust and reapply chalkboard paint. Allow to dry.

Step 2 Condition chalkboard surface before writing by rubbing with chalk. Use moistened paper towel to remove chalk. Allow to dry.

Step 3 Cut papers to fit bird outline, tail and beak.

Step 4 Working one section at a time, use the tool kit ¾" flat brush to apply Mod Podge® Matte to the back of each cutout. Apply to plaque. Hold kit squeegee at a 45° angle and lightly pull toward you over wet papers using light pressure to remove air bubbles and excess Mod Podge®. Allow to dry.

Step 5 Apply one to two additional coats of Mod Podge® over the entire paper surface, allowing to thoroughly d


Create a pattern to make it easier to piece papers to fit the bird. Trace the body, beak and tail on a sheet of tracing paper. Cut each section and use as a pattern to cut the floral paper.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Chris Williams of the Plaid Creative Team.