Craft a personal blackboard door sign
Jul 272014
 

Did you know that Walmart sells small blackboard signs in their School Supplies section for under $2 bucks? I found out that nifty little factoid the last time I was perusing the Stationery section of the store. There were a bunch of different blackboard signs available and I was quite impressed with the selection and of course, the price point- it is Walmart, after all.

I was looking for a  new sign to hang on the door to the kids’ room. I had previously had these scrapbook paper and sticker embellished wooden letters attached to the door, but I needed equal representation for both kids now. I previously only had one girl’s name spelled out, and now I needed something for both of them!

The perfect solution for me was to pick up one of the blackboard door signs for just under $2 and use multi-colored chalk to decorate the sign. Bonus: It would be easy to erase and change the message or the drawing to reflect the season or my mood!

Craft a personal blackboard door sign

Personalized Blackboard Door Sign Tutorial

Personalized Blackboard Door Sign Tutorial


So here is the plain sign as I picked it up from Walmart – just a thin, wooden rectangle covered in a blackboard finish with a nice rope hanging.
Personalized Blackboard Plain Sign

Personalized Blackboard Plain Sign


I grabbed all of my daughter’s chalk colors (Shhhh! Don’t tell!) and went to town! I drew a banner because, well, doesn’t everything look more festive with a banner?! I wrote out their names. I even used some glittery butterfly washi tape that I picked up from Hobby Lobby on clearance and used that to add further interest to the sign.
Personalized Blackboard Door Sign Tutorial

Personalized Blackboard Door Sign Tutorial


To hang up the sign, I did something a bit unconventional, I guess. I used an over-the-door hook from Dollar Tree- you know, the ones used to hang a robe in the bathroom. I hung the sign on that hook and then I covered up the hook part with a big sunflower (also from Dollar Tree). I think their door looks pretty cool and I can’t wait to change up the sign in a few months when I get tired of the current look!
Personalized Blackboard Sign

Personalized Blackboard Sign







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 July 27, 2014  Posted by

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