Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign {Countdown to Christmas Idea}

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you keep scraps of wood and say to yourself, “I might need that for something someday.” Well, today is your someday! Grab a scrap (or ask Lowe’s for their scraps) and create this super easy wooden chalkboard sign.

When you’re done, you can turn it into a sign that displays your favorite quote; a plaque welcoming friends; or you could create a fun Christmas Countdown sign!

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Materials:

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

  • Scrap wood (3/4″ thickness works the best)
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Red paint (I used Miss Mustard Seed Tricycle Milk Paint)
  • White paint pen
  • Chalk
  • Pencil
  • Eye hooks
  • Drill
  • Drill bit slightly smaller than the eye bolts
  • Ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses

 

Instructions:

Paint your wood red. Let it dry.

Apply painter’s tape to the edges to create a frame.

Spray your board with chalkboard paint (two light layers works better than one.)

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

After the chalkboard paint has dried, remove the painter’s tape.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Use a white paint pen to trace around the edges of the chalkboard paint area. Season the chalkboard.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Drill holes into the top two corners of your board.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Twist the screw eyes into the pre-drilled holes. (I like to use a pencil as a handle so my fingers don’t hurt.)

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

If you desire amazing chalkboard handwriting, print out your letters using the computer. Rub chalk on the back of the print out and then tape it to the board. Trace the letters with a pencil (press firmly.) Remove the printout.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Sharpen your chalk with a make up pencil sharpener. Trace over the transferred letters.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Add some doodles. Thread ribbon through the screw eyes and hang your sign.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

This might be one of those gifts that you give on December 1st! ;-)

The kids will surely have a blast counting down the days on this fun little chalkboard sign.

Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Can you think of other uses for this little chalkboard sign? Do share!

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Comments

  1. Pretty cute this chalkboard for Christmas! Even though I am still waiting for thanksgiving to come to be o Christmas mood !!! ;)

  2. I love this. Any chance you can share a free printable template for us to use for our design?

  3. Clever countdown DIY … I love it! Sure to become a family tradition :
    Karen
    http://littleyellowcouch.com/living-a-connected-life/

  4. That would be a great thing to do for my granddaughter. She’s only 3 & can count higher than that already but she’d love it.

  5. Love the pencil thru the hook tip!
    Great idea!

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