It’s that time of year again. I’m sure you’ve already heard the Christmas music and everyone in your neighborhood has probably decked out their homes with lights and decorations by now. If you can’t tell, I’m just getting around to the little bit of holiday decorating I do every year.
This adorable chalkboard sign is just the beginning. I like to DIY my holiday decorations, if you hadn’t already guessed. Typically, I make my decorations and then give them away because I don’t want to store them away for a year. Anyway… back on track.
The holiday sign is easy to make, but I’ll warn your that it’s time consuming. Not like sit there all day time consuming. More like work on it on and off time consuming. The drying time is the worst part, but it gives you time to clean, cook dinner, get some work done or whatever you need to do throughout the day.
Let’s get started.
Chalkboard Sign Materials
Satin acrylic paint
Cover the surface of your soon-to-be holiday sign with chalk paint. You can choose whatever color you want, but I thought red would go well for Christmas.
You’ll want to let the paint dry for about 2 hours before applying another coat. (I’m just telling you that because it’s what my chalk paint bottle told me to do. You know I don’t have the patience to wait that long. I might have waited an hour). I applied 3 coats.
After your chalk paint dries, use your Satin acrylic paint to cover the edges. I chose a metallic copper to go with the red and, of course, with the holiday theme.
I don’t have a staple gun so I substituted hot glue to adhere the rope to the back of my sign.
It will stay. I shook it around testing it for a good 5 minutes to test it. It’s not going anywhere.
Now, using your chalk marker, draw on your “Happy Holidays” lettering and add some cute snowflakes.
If you need some snowflake inspiration, go check out Pinterest. People pin tons of snowflake drawings and doodles on there. You’re bound to find a few you’ll like.
I know you’re wondering if the chalk paint will rub off when you start to clean that marker off. You see that top snowflake? I messed up on that 4 times and erased (with water because that’s what the brand directed) and the chalk paint was fine. If you’re worried about that, you can always get some clear acrylic paint to cover it with.
Hang it on your door and you’re finished.
As always, I’d love to hear what you think! Thanks for reading and happy crafting!