Got a homemade chalkboard that needs cleaning? Here's how to make an eraser that hangs from the board for easy wiping and storage!
I love a good chalkboard paint project, but once that DIY chalkboard is done, you're going to want to change up what's written on there from time to time. At home, I'd been using a rag to wipe off my kitchen chalkboard whenever I needed to change it out, but a rag is...well...unsightly! It also was taking up valuable counter space, so I decided it was time to figure out how to make an eraser that could hang from a hook on the chalkboard itself.
How to Make an Eraser
It's easy as pie to make an eraser with just some recycled felt and super basic sewing skills. This project is super simple and uses materials that I bet you already have in your crafty stash!
- one 9x12" sheet of recycled felt
- sewing machine, thread
- pinking shears (optional)
- 3" piece of scrap ribbon, ric rac, or even yarn
- 1.5" metal cup hook
1. Cut your felt into 4 equal-sized pieces, then stack those pieces up!
2. Using a ½" seam, sew around 3 sides of your stacked felt and almost all the way around the 4th side. You'll want to leave about a 1" opening, so you can insert your ric rac.
3. Grab your scissors or pinking shears and trim around the outside of your eraser, so the edges are nice and even.
4. Fold your piece of ribbon or ric rac in half and insert the unfinished ends into the hole you left. Then, top stitch that hole closed to secure your loop in place, then use your machine to quilt the top of your eraser.
5. Take your metal hook and screw it into your frame, and you're ready to hang your eraser.
This tutorial originally ran at Crafting a Green World.