This past holiday, my sisters and I wanted to give out homemade gifts to our cousins for Christmas. We decided to do mini chalk boards with pens as presents. To set the project, I got some leftover MDF board I had from a past project, and spray painted the boards with chalkboard paint. Next, I asked for my husband's help and we engraved/cut cute little sayings on the boards. (to which I painted white, to add to the 'chalk board' effect).
Lastly, my sisters and I cut out stripes of leather (also leftover from another project) and used it to attach a chalk board pen with screw posts. In the end, everything turned out great and it was a long process, but hopefully everything was worth it :)