I was sent some wooden rectangles, painted them with two coats of blackboard paint (£3.50) from wilkinsons.
I have used a glue gun to add the embelishments to the blackboard surface.
They will be finished off with magnets on the back as well as a piece of chalk attached by black and white twine (haven't got the chalk yet).
These are very cheap and easy to make and I think would make cute little gifts for someone :-)
Honest opinions please xxxx