Paint the plain wood heart template with chalk spray paint. Then doodle on the hearts or add words that describes the person in the photo. Then add a special photo of who you would like this to represent and cut your photo in a heart to go on the piece of wood. Because its chalk you can always wipe off and start over. In this project I used a bistro marker.

Supplies:Chalkboard Paint

  • 12×12 White Shadow Box
  • 12×12 Dear Lizzy Wood Cut Out
  • Black Chalkboard Spray Pain
  • Bistro Marker
  • Chalk
  • Heidi Swapp 12×12 teal scrapbook paper
  • Beacon 3 in 1 glue


  1. Paint your heart surface with chalkboard spray paint in a ventilated area.
  2. Spray 2 coats letting the surface dry in between sprays.
  3. Open up the back of your shadow box and throw away your glass and take the middle section out.
  4. Glue the heart to the inside of the front of the frame using Beacon 3 in1 glue.
  5. Put the middle part of the shadow box back into the frame.
  6. Cut your scrapbook paper to fit the backing on the frame and glue paper to the backing using beacon 3 in 1.
  7. Close up your frame and know you are ready to add your photo and doodle!

Chalkboard Heart DIY Shadow Box