- Pre-cut wood shapes. (tho, if you want to cut your own shapes with a scrollsaw, I say do it!)
- chalkboard paint
- other paint for border (optional).
1. Paint chalkboard paint on the wood shapes. Let dry for a couple of hours (or an hour might be sufficient), and put on another coat. I found that using a rag, to put the coat of paint on reduces the amount of lines left by the paint brush. I think you might use a bit more paint, but I really wanted a smooth surface.
2. Once the chalkboard paint is dry, paint the borders (optional).
See, I told you it was easy. :)