Chalkboard Sign Tutorial

Chalkboard Sign Tutorial

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 15th 2013

I just looooove summertime! Everything about it. The pool, backyard BBQs, playing with friends, sleeping in, reading, lemonade stands. Our backyard backs up to a golf course so a couple of times my boys have done a lemonade stand for the golfers. {Bless those golfers who support their cute little efforts.}

Items Needed:

  • Wood Board (mine Came From A Local Wood Store-The Wood Connection-but You Can Find Something At Any Hobby Store)
  • 1-2 Pieces Of Glass From An Old Picture Frame
  • Cosmetic Sponges
  • Chalk


Well, the next time my boys do a stand they'll have a new and improved sign to use:

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This sign is so fast and easy to make and could be used for anything really. How about taking a pic on the last day of school?

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Or to show off your new age on a birthday? Or even for the kids to play school with. Really there are so many things you could do with it.

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Simply paint your wood to your desired color. Let dry. I think I did 2 coats or so.

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Paint your glass with your chalkboard paint. (I used 2 glass pieces to make the chalkboard area larger.) First paint going horizontally and allow it to dry, then do it again vertically. I REALLY recommend that you use cosmetic sponges to do this-they help it go on much smoother.

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Once both pieces are dry, temper your chalkboard by rubbing it all over with chalk and then wiping it off.

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Then simply hot glue your glass onto your board and you're done!

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