Sue Eldred
Sue Eldred
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  • Washington, IL

How to Create a Holiday Chalkboard Sign

10 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Medium

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.

how to create a holiday chalkboard sign

Make the holidays happy with this easy chalkboard sign.

how to create a holiday chalkboard sign

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.

how to create a holiday chalkboard sign

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.
how to create a holiday chalkboard sign

I cut the words “Happy” and “Holidays” using my Silhouette Cameo Wireless Cutting Machine*  and the red and green vinyl.

how to create a holiday chalkboard sign
  • 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 create a holiday chalkboard sign

How to Make a Holiday Button Bow…


  • Fold ribbon in thirds. (like your getting ready to tie a tie.)
how to create a holiday chalkboard sign
  • Gather and wrap twine around the center of the ribbon a couple of times and tie tightly.
how to create a holiday chalkboard sign
  • 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.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood hardboard
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Silhouette Cameo
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Sue Eldred

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