Fun DIY Personalized Chalkboard

March 21, 2020  |  DIY & Crafts  |  Written by
The Dollarista

DIY Personalized ChalkboardsIt seems like I am always trying to find fun and creative activities to do with my kids. Whether it be an indoor or outdoor activity, they absolutely love making any hands-on craft. Thankfully, Dollar Tree has a TON of awesome craft supplies that anyone could use! On my last trip to my local Dollar Tree, I came across these adorable chalkboard signs and thought they would make the perfect craft for my kiddos for back-to-school. I had each of my kids decorate their own sign and I wrote what year they were going to be in in school. They each held up their personalized sign on their first day of school and it was adorable!

I also decided to make a sign for my family and I to have around the house as well as one for my teacher friend who was gearing up for school. Check below to see the supplies I used to make these as well as my step-by-step process. Easy to make and fun to use, these signs make for the perfect personalized craft!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Wood-surround Chalkboards or Wood Cutouts and Chalkboard Paint
  • Assorted Tempera or Washable Paints
  • Crafter’s Square® Art Brushes
  • Crafter’s Square® Hot Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
  • Crafter’s Square® Multi-Pack Wood Craft Sticks
  • Crafter’s Square® Glitter Chipboard Stickers
  • Crafter’s Square® Jewel Border Stickers
  • Crafter’s Square® Mini Clothespins
  • Crafter’s Square® Multi-Pack Fine Ombre GlitterDIY Personalized Chalkboards

Follow Along Step-by-Step!

For the Back-to-School Sign:

  1. Start by painting or gluing cutouts to the wooden frame of the chalkboard. Make sure to let it dry overnight.
  2. Next, I use hot glue to glue on various colored craft sticks.
  3. Add jeweled borders, clothespins, or other components to personalize your chalkboard.
  4. Finally, add stickers to the frame and enjoy!
  5. Repeat the steps above for additional themed chalkboards and switch out the different craft elements to match each theme.
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