There are so many chalkboard signs out there… and mine isn’t much different but I thought I’d share it anyways.
My husband turned 30 right before our wedding and all of our extra money went towards the wedding, so I had to get creative. I threw him a surprise BBQ party and invited all his friends and made him a little sign to hang up outside.
This sign was incredibly easy to make and did not cost me a thing.
- Piece of wood
- 4 wooden dowels
- Hot glue gun
- Spray paint
- Chalkboard paint
- Foam paint brush
- piece of chalk
- Two small screws
- Two soda pop tops
- Plant hook
Here’s what I did:
First: Once I found the piece of wood I wanted to use, I used 4 wooden dowels (had on hand) and the hot glue gun to create a frame on the piece of wood.
Second: Once the glue was dry, I took it outside and covered in a couple coats of orange spray paint. We are OSU Beavers in this house 🙂 And let this sit overnight to totally dry.
Third: I painted the chalkboard paint inside the frame and let that dry overnight.
Fourth: Screwed the screws into part of the soda pop top and ran a piece of twine through both tops and tied a big bow.
Fifth: Found the spot outside I wanted to hang it, screwed in the plant hook and hung it up.
I finished it off with a Happy Birthday note and it was done. Voilà !