I was making this downstairs and didn't take any pictures in the process for some reason, so I don't have step by step photos. However, I can give you some instructions so if you want to make your own chalkboard frame you can. I just started with a frame from Walmart (one out of their $2 section). I removed the glass from the frame and cut a piece of chipboard to fit in the photo insert. Now, I was ready to paint. The frame was spray painted white and I then used spray chalkboard paint on the chipboard insert. (You need to use two coats spraying opposite directions horizontal and then vertical for the chalkboard paint). Once everything was dry, I put the insert inside my frame and then added some green circles that I cut with vinyl around the outside.
I think this turned out nice and because it is a frame, you can set it on your desk and use it for notes. I made this to go with my sister's birthday gift, so I added a Happy Birthday message to the chalkboard.