Vintage Chalkboard Savings Bank

By  Rita Schwab  for  Diamond Tech

size: 7-1/2"x7-1/2"

  • Vintage Chalkboard Savings Bank


  • KraftyBlok Original (Diamond Tech), 7-1/2”x7-1/2”
  • Large KraftyBlok Stand (Diamond Tech)
  • Decorative wooden appliqué
  • Wooden trim
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Chalk and chalkboard eraser


  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper
  • E6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive (Eclectic Products)
  • Scroll saw
  • 1. Remove labels from KraftyBlok and clean glass; let dry.
  • 2. Cover work surface with newspaper. Place KraftyBlok on work surface with 7-1/2"x7-1/2" side facing up.
  • 3. Mask off a 7"x7" area on block surface.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to spray square with chalkboard paint. Let dry.
  • 5. While paint is drying, use saw to cut four 7-1/4" lengths from wood trim. Miter ends of each piece to 45° angles. (Note: Use a miter box for this step, if possible.)
  • 6. Spray paint wooden trim, applique and KraftyBlok white. Let dry.
  • 7. When dry, lightly sand paint for a distressed look.
  • 8. Use damp paper towel to remove dust.
  • 9. Remove masking tape from KraftyBlok. Glue frame trim to KraftyBlok as shown.
  • 10. Glue appliqué to top of KraftyBlok.
  • 11. Remove stopper from KraftyBlok, using craft knife to cut rectangle into top of inserting coins and replace stopper.
  • 12. Place bank on stand and use chalk to write savings goals on front of block.
  • Tip
  • 1. Instead of vintage embellishments, adhere other items such as acrylic gems, silk flowers or chipboard accents to the chalkboard frame.
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