DIY: #WhyChiropractic Chalkboard

#WhyChiropractic is a global movement to spread awareness on the awesome powers of chiropractic! To join the movement, share your images/stories on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #WhyChiropractic. To learn more and see all the awesome testimonies, click here. 


The #WhyChiropractic hand-painted chalkboard is a great way to spread the message of chiropractic. Use it in your office with testimonies and miracle stories (always ask permission before posting online). Your patients will love seeing the new stories as you display it in your practice.

Here is how you can make your own #WhyChiropractic chalkboard. If DIY isn’t your thing, you can purchase a hand-painted chalkboard here.





1 wood-framed chalkboard 23×35 inches

2 white Sharpie oil-based paint markers – 1 medium point and 1 bold point

1 pencil

1 pack of stencil letters (about 2 1/2 inches tall)


Before you begin, make sure your chalkboard is clean of any dust and cut out the letters you will need to spell WhyChiropractic.

First, use your pencil to trace the letters onto the bottom of your chalkboard. I like to go backwards, starting in the right corner. Keep the letters somewhat close together so you have room to draw the hashtag in the leftover space.


When you’re done tracing, draw a hashtag (#) symbol in the left corner. This you’ll have to free-hand but it shouldn’t be too hard as long as you can draw straight lines!


Next, use the medium point Sharpie paint marker to do the outlines of your hashtag and letters. This time, start with the hashtag and work your way left so you don’t smear the paint (unless you’re left handed).


The paint markers dry quickly so by the time you’re finished you should be able to fill in the letters with the bold point Sharpie.



Wait an hour or two for the paint to harden, then do a second coat. It won’t look perfect up close, but in pictures it will look great!


If you make a mistake, try using a Q-tip with alcohol. This worked when my toddler drew with crayons all over one of my chalkboards.

Have fun spreading the message of chiropractic!

About the Author

Hannah Nelson

As founder of ChiroCulture, Hannah's goal is to empower and inspire chiropractors to make the difference they always dreamed of and help them create a better and healthier world.