Is your Pinterest fall decorating board full of chalkboard inspiration like mine? Today, I’ve got more chalkboard inspiration for you to pin. All of these chalkboard projects took under 10 minutes to make, and cost under $10 for supplies.
There are 2 ways to do chalkboard projects. If you want a permanent project, use a permanent chalkboard marker. This will not wash off. When I use a permanent marker, I sketch in my design lightly with pencil before going over it with the permanent marker.
Sometimes you want to have the flexibility of changing your chalkboard project like I did with my chalkboard plate. I use regular chalk for these projects, along with a rag and q-tips for erasing lines.
For my Welcome sign on my front porch, I used a chalkboard canvas panel from Michaels Craft store which was part of a 2 pack. After looking through Pinterest for inspiration, I drew in my design with pencil and went back over it with a permanent chalkboard marker.
If you struggle with drawing, keep your design really simple. Look at elementary education sites for fall coloring sheets and use those designs to help you draw leaves, acorns, and pumpkins. Keep your printing simple. All caps can be very effective as you’ll see in the sign below.
This chalkboard is another chalkboard canvas panel from Michaels Craft Store, also part of a 2 pack. I saw a white sign with black lettering on Pinterest, and decided to reverse the black and white. After sketching in the letters by hand, I used a ruler with a pencil to make the letters look printed.
I apologize for the poor lighting. I took this picture in my kitchen where the lighting is poor, and used the fan light to help the lighting.
My final chalkboard sign started out as an blank Ikea frame with clear glass that I found in a thrift store. I painted the glass with chalkboard paint. Next time I would use chalkboard board spray paint to make the process go faster. The final step to prepare the surface is to rub chalk over the paint and gently wipe the excess of.
The inspiration for this chalkboard sign came from Pinterest. I already had the corner decorations in place since I updated this sign in the spring for summertime. Don’t be afraid to update only parts of your sign when using chalk.