Ever since I was a kid, Christmas crafting is my favorite activity of the season.
Remember this Upcycled Back to School chalkboard sign? Every now and then the kids play with them but mostly they sit in my
junk craft room collecting dust.
I’ve been seeing “eat, drink, and be Merry!” signs everywhere I look. I almost bought one at hobby lobby one day but then thought “I can make a sign!” and put it down.
And then I remembered these back to school boards I made. (Click here for the tutorial)
Christmas is the time when glitter and sparkle rules so I decided to jazz it up with a metallic gold rim. I used a foam brush to layer on two coats of the acrylic craft paint.
Them I printed out what I wanted my sign to say on regular copy paper.
I love art but I just don’t have any drawing talent and my first ever failing grade was in penmanship when I was 8. I remember dropping the graded packet of work on the dirty bus floor and stomping on it to dirty it up. Then I took out the handwriting assignment with the big red “F”.
It didn’t work. When I returned the packet with the missing F, the teacher sent my parents a note telling them that the F grade mysteriously disappeared when I “dropped” my packet.
My parents are Asian. Every other assignment in the packet was an A. They were not amused to say the least.
Anyway, my handwriting stinks so I have never attempted hand lettering anything despite loving the look.
But I found this great tutorial on how to get great chalkboard lettering on Pinterest! Click here to see it.
My son chalked the back of my print out.
I traced over it onto my sign then just followed my tracing!
Easy as pie.
DIY Christmas Chalkboard Sign
I added a bow as an accent and ta-da! I now have a cute sign for my kitchen that cost pennies to make. What would you put on your Christmas Chalkboard Sign?