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Create a snazzy laptop skin to prevent scratches and has space for doodles!
I have been on the hunt for the perfect laptop skin, after spending hours upon hours on every site known to man and a few sketchy sites which probably shouldn’t be, I gave up, devastated with the idea my laptop will just have to suffer through the scratches and stickiness of the land of the college student back pack.
But never fret!
I simply seeped some tea and allowed my cranium to flow and
Inspiration hit!
No longer will I be cursed with the trauma of a scratched laptop and the agony of having to carry a pen and notepad to scribble nuggets of knowledge.
But the best is yet to come!
I realized the problem I had with choosing a laptop skin is that I didn’t want to pay for an expensive custom skin (I do not use a standard size macbook) and be stuck with the same design for ages!
The answer my friend is contact paper…chalkboard contact paper.
I have been obsessed with chalkboards for as long as I can remember and I was so excited to find this product on amazon that allows me to not only doodle in class, but also prevent scratches to my laptop on treks between classes!

Posted by Elfin Adventure from Independence, Missouri, United States • Published See Elfin Adventure's 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Begin by measuring your laptop
    Then sketch your rectangle (or square if your laptop is funky) and cut it out

  • Step 2

    Next slowly peel back the edge to allow a little sticky to show and press firmly to your laptop
    Slowly peel back more of the paper backing while smoothing the surface onto your laptop

  • Step 3

    Finish by using the plastic card to press out any air bubbles

  • How to make a laptop case. Diy Chalkboard Laptop Skin - Step 4
    Step 4

    In order to have a great chalkboard surface you must “season” the chalkboard paper by rubbing chalk all over it like I have done here:

  • How to make a laptop case. Diy Chalkboard Laptop Skin - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next erase and write whatever your heart desires!

  • How to make a laptop case. Diy Chalkboard Laptop Skin - Step 6
    Step 6

    I switch off between cute quotes and to do lists!
    *NOTE chalkboard pens make the writing process much smoother and is less likely to come off while in a bag. Also the pens eliminate chalk dust!
    Keep crafting as the earth spins!

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