Tag Archives: Chalkboard

Chalkboard Pumpkin Signs

I love just about anything chalkboard.  And…I love just about anything pumpkin!  So, what two better things to combine??! 🙂

What you draw on them is totally up to you, AND…you can change it later!Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-1What you need

  • Pumpkins (any size or color!)
  • Chalkboard Paint (can be found at any hardware store)
  • Paint Brushes (I used the foam kind, so I could just throw it away afterwards)  Maya used little paint brushes we’ve gotten in water color kits)
  • Chalk Pen (got mine on Amazon)Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-2Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-6Having a cute little helper is nice too 🙂 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-3 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-4 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-5 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-7The best part is you can wipe these off and do a new face after a few days! Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-8 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-9 Wouldn’t these be fun for place cards at a wedding or party?  Guests could take them home as favors too!Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-10 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-11 Blog DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins-12Enjoy!dit-elle-Lauren

How to make a chalkboard banner | DIY

I made this chalkboard banner a few years ago and have used it SO many times.  I will admit that it wasn’t easy.  I have had lots of practice with power tools, but you could cut out a few steps and achieve the same result.  Here’s what I did…

Step 1-

Go to Home Depot and buy a plain piece of partical board.  Make sure it’s the kind that has a hard smooth surface on one side.  Had this 3/16 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Marker Board (4-Pack) been there that would have been totally cool!

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Spray paint primer.  You could roll on primer too, but spray paint was easier and dried faster 🙂Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-2Step 3-

Paint 2 coats of chalkboard paint.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-3Or…skip those steps and buy this 🙂

Step 4-

Measure out 6 inch strips.  You could make them bigger or small though.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-3.1

Step 5- (DO NOT use table saw unless you know how to use it)

Cut board into measured strips.  You could buy these and skip the cutting.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-4Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-5Step 6-

Measure out triangle pieces.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-5.1Step 7- (DO NOT use miter saw unless you know how to use it)

Cut triangles out.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-6Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-7Step 8-

Mark holes at the top of each triangle for holes.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-7.1Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-8I used twine, but you could use yarn or any other kind of strong string.   I used it here for Maya’s birthday.Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-9I’ve also brought it to weddings, and had couples use it for their “Thank You” cards 🙂Blog DIY Chalkboard Banner-10The best part is you can use it over and over for any occasion!

You could skip the cutting steps and buy square, round, or if you can find them triangle precut boards at a craft store.  All you’d have to do is drill the holes and string.dit-elle-Lauren