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Here are some pictures of the finished product!
Instead of putting chicken wire in it like I had planned, I cut a piece of foam board to fit very snugly inside of the panel. Before placing it in, I painted it with chalkboard paint. It required about 3 coats for it to be even and completely black. I let it dry overnight and cured it once it was completely dry. To cure it, I simply lightly shaded the entire surface with some chalk and let it sit that way for 24hrs according to the instructions on the paint can. Then, I just popped it in.
I ordered a poster size piece of cork board online and cut it the pieces to fit the panels as well.
The paper behind the glass is firmly secured but may be swapped out for different seasons. Instead of a Christmas bow on the top, you can hot glue something less holiday inspired and use it year round. Doesn't this just make a wonderful DIY gift for a sweet friend?!
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations