Make the holidays happy with this easy chalkboard sign.
How to Create a Holiday Chalkboard Sign
How to Create a Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign with a Simple Button Bow.
I really enjoy working with vinyl and love coming up with simple Holiday DIY projects.
For my sign, I used Styletech Craft’s Ultra Metallic Glitter Adhesive Vinyl in red, green and white.
The Ultra Metallic Glitter Vinyl has a white backing which ensures the colors stay bright and true no matter what surface you apply it too.
To start my project…
- I used a piece of Wood Hardboard*. (it’s like a hole-less peg board) I cut mine 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″.
- Drill two small 3/8″ holes in the top of the board to use for hanging the sign.
- Paint the board using DecoArt Black Chalkboard Paint.
- Lightly sand the board using 3M Sandpaper, 220-Grit. This smooths the board and allows a little bit of the brown board to show through for a vintage look.
- Wipe the board with a clean soft cloth.
I cut the words “Happy” and “Holidays” using my Silhouette Cameo Wireless Cutting Machine* and the red and green vinyl.
- I applied the words on the chalkboard using Styletech Clear Vinyl Transfer Tape.
- I applied the word “Holidays” first and lined the word “Happy” over top.
- Cut a small white snowflake using white ultra metallic vinyl and add onto the sign above the word happy.
- Create a “Button Bow” for the top of your “Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign”.
- Directions for “button bow” below.
- Add twine to the two top holes for hanging.
- Glue Button Bow onto the top of the “Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign” using craft glue*.
How to Make a Holiday Button Bow…
- Fold ribbon in thirds. (like your getting ready to tie a tie.)
- Gather and wrap twine around the center of the ribbon a couple of times and tie tightly.
- Add a jump ring to the jingle bell and add onto one end of the twine and tie.
- Add button to both ends of the twine and tie to the center of the bow.
- Trim the ends of the ribbon and twine.
- Wood hardboard
- Chalkboard paint
- Silhouette Cameo
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