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Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign | Family Economics

By

Tori Tait 

            

Looking for an easy fall project? Make this rustic chalkboard sign for a fun fall greeting. Chalkboard paint can reinvent almost any surface and create a fun, writable space for adults and children alike. Here, I’ve turned a piece of round wood into a fun fall sign that is now displayed in my kitchen.

Supplies

•    Piece of wood, or any other material you wish your sign to be painted on
•    Chalkboard paint (you can get this at your local hardware store)
•    Paint brush
•    Chalk

Materials 

Instructions

Apply a thin and even coat of chalkboard paint on the surface of your desired sign.

Painting the first coat 

After the first coat dries, repeat for a second coat. Be sure that your sign is all the way dry before you write on it with chalk.

Finished sign 

Once dry, create your message using chalk.

This is a simple project for you and your children on a rainy day in. You can create as many of these signs as you’d like and you can erase and draw new greetings to go with each season.

Where in your home would you put this fall chalkboard?

Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.

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