It is back to school time and whether or not you are hosting back to school parties, making new teacher gifts or just taking photos here is a quick easy way to make a “chalkboard like” sign for your children.
Those that know me… know that I absolutely cannot stand a chalkboard, I know crazy right? Blame it on the OCD but in my mind they are always messy, I can never get the image/text I want and the texture uhhh it makes me shudder. So how did I duplicate this super cute sign? Read on…
How did I make my own? I went to Target and picked up a large piece of poster board. You can find these almost anywhere from Staples to a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. I cut it to the size I wanted which was about 11×17 ish.
Next I laid everything out in pencil, what text, the sizes etc. Then I had a few paint pens on hand so I used a medium tip white pen to trace over the pencil and voila – Isabel’s very own “chalkboard” sign. I did mount this with double sided tape to an old canvas I had to make it easier for her to hold. She loved holding it in her pictures and what a cute, inexpensive and easy way to help document the first day!
Hope this helps you come up with your own “chalkboard” sign!
Happy Back to School!