Desktop iPhone and iPad January 2013 Chalkboard Wallpaper


Every month I like to change my computer desktop and iphone backgrounds to a fun desktop wallpaper.  This month I decided to make one of my own and and share it as a free download for TidyMom readers.

Free January Desktop Background Wallpaper

Chalkboard look it all the rage right now and I thought it would make a cute background for my computer, iphone and ipad!  I made them in 2 sizes that should fit most computer monitors, as well as a size for the iphone and ipad.

iphone ipad chalkboard wallpaper at

If you need help saving and setting your new background, it’s super easy, but I have some instructions for you to make it even easier.

Chalkboard January desktop wallpaper at

 TidyMom desktop wallpaper is for personal use only. No commercial use or redistribution. 

Download 1024 x 768 (most regular sized monitors)

Download 1280 x 800 (for most wide screen monitors)

Download 320 x 480 (for iphone)

Download 1024 x 1024 (for ipad)

NOTE:  there seems to be some trouble downloading with Internet Explorer, if you have trouble, try another browser, like Firefox.

How to set an image as your background wallpaper

Click to download the image size that best fits your monitor or device.

Then click the down arrow on the top left of the screen to save to your computer or device.

how to save wallpaper background at

After you save, find the image you just downloaded.  If you use Windows, find the image that you just downloaded on your computer and right click that image. A box will pop up and click Set as Desktop Background.

how to set wallpaper background

If you use a Mac you do the same thing; when you right click on the image you saved, a box will pop up and you’ll want to click Set Desktop Picture.

click here for iphone/ipad instructions on how to set a picture as wallpaper.

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

Happy New Year!!  Here’s to a fabulous 2013


UPDATE:  You can get the  January 2014 Background here

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. This is great, Cheryl! It’s on my desktop, making me happy. Thank you.

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  3. Love it! I think it will now be my new background on my laptop. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I am getting a google doc error though on iPad. May be something I am doing. I’m gonna keep trying though b/c it is so stinking cute!

  5. Love the Wallpaper! I’m enjoying it now! Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. VERY fun design Cheryl!

  7. Cheryl, 10 years ago I am pretty sure you and I would have met at some sort of Scrapbooking event. You always have such fun and creative ways of taking the ho-hum out of everyday life. Happy New Year!

  8. The wallpaper is so cute, but I can’t save it to my iPhone 🙁

  9. Very Cute! You are so creative. Happy New Year!

  10. this is so cool Cheryl! i love it!

  11. Thanks Cheryl!!! I LOVE this background and I appreciate you sharing it with us. You did a great job. I always check out your site and posts on Pinterest. Keep up the great work and Happy New Year!!

  12. Sweet! Thanks, Cheryl! :>

  13. Thank you! It’s great!

  14. Just downloaded it now! It’s on my iPad and my iPad mini! Loveee it

  15. love this wallpaper. I even used it as my fb profile photo! wish there was a way to keep it and change for different holidays and occasions! thanks! and Happy New Year!

  16. I adore this chalkboard look! Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is so cute! I love “decorating” my desktop for the holidays. This is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great day!

  18. I found you via pinterest & LOVE your blog! Thank you for sharing you backgrounds with me too!! 🙂

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  20. Love this! So creative and awesome!

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  23. Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues.
    It was really informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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