Introduction: Chalkboard Door Sign

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this is an easy project with so many possibilities.  if you're not a fan of painting you can always podge letters and pictures to the wood.
kids can even make their own door sign :)

Step 1:

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cut your wood to the size you want your sign to be.  home depot and lowes will cut wood for you if you don’t have your own saw.

Step 2:

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tape the edges using painters tape. paint inside the tape with 2 or 3 coats of chalkboard paint. sand lightly between coats with fine sandpaper.

Step 3:

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remove the tape and paint the border with any colour and or pattern you like. I used deco art americana paint.

Step 4:

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I used word art on my computer for the letters and transferred them onto the wood using graphite paper available here and at most craft stores.

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paint the letters and use the same method as step 4 to add any pictures you want on your sign.

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you can either use eyelet screws or drill holes through the wood to add wire, rope, chain or ribbon to hang the sign.  I drilled holes and used wire for this sign and added beads to the wire.  I also painted and glued on a little piece of wood trim to hold the chalk.   I used PL premium glue.  It’s tough stuff.

Comments

bajablue (author)2012-08-06

Beautiful work!

I should make one for my husband... he takes naptime seriously, too! ;-)

My Craft Cave (author)bajablue2012-08-07

haha no doubt, sounds like a husband :)

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