Hey friends! It’s Becca again from www.drivingmissmacey.com (www.instagram.com/drivingmissmacey) with another SUPER simple DIY you can do with your 2023 New Americana Chalkboard Easel! I can’t wait to share it with you!

I WAS THRILLED when I first saw the Chalkboard Easel from the 2023 Americana Box. These are so versatile and I love that they came with chalk pens in festive colors! However, I wasn’t ready to use it as a chalkboard and had just printed a bunch of family photos — A FRAME, I thought! It would make the cutest frame! So I grabbed my supplies and got to work!

Here’s what I used:

  New Americana 2023 Chalkboard Easel

Scissors (you can also use a photo cutter which would be more precise) 

A scrap piece of paper (I used 8.5x11 printer paper, it just needs to be bigger than the chalkboard so you can cut it to size)

A photo or art print of your choice

Tape (not necessary but great to secure your photo)

Once you have all your materials, measure the chalkboard easel opening (the black part), it was about 7.5x10 inches for me.


I then used my scrap paper to cut a 7.5x10 first. I did this in case I messed up, I didn’t want to ruin my photo. I then checked my measurements by trying my white paper in the chalkboard opening - it was a perfect fit!


I then used the white paper as my stencil to cut my photo. Take your time, make sure you get straight lines! 


Once my photo was cut, I simply fit it into the chalkboard easel opening and secured it with tape behind it. This turned out SO darling, don’t you think?


This was almost too simple to call a DIY but I hope you enjoyed it! 



About the Author
Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, outside time with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.