DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign

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by Liz Fourez for I Heart Nap Time

Hi again, friends! Are you excited for fall to arrive? I’ve been seeing pumpkins and fall flowers everywhere I look lately, and it definitely has me ready to start my fall decorating! I created this simple DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign using a wood round I found at the craft store, and I love the rustic vibe it adds to my home. It was super simple to make and can be used to decorate all year long! Just change out your chalk art for each new season!

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

Supplies:

  • wood round (found in the wood section at most craft stores)
  • chalkboard paint (I used Rust-Oleum Brush-On Chalkboard Paint)
  • foam brush or roller
  • chalk

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

Step 1: Paint one side of the wood with chalkboard paint. I painted two layers, letting them dry about 4 hours in between coats. Be sure to check the label for specific manufacturer’s instructions.

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

Step 2: Wait 3 days for the last coat of paint to fully cure before using the chalkboard. Then prepare the chalkboard by “seasoning” it… just rub the long side of a piece of chalk all over the painted area until the entire surface is covered. Then use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe away all the excess chalk dust, and you’re ready to write or draw on the sign!

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

You can display your new chalkboard on a table or bookshelf, or you could also add a hanger to the back and hang in on the wall. This would be a gorgeous addition to a gallery wall!

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

Right now I have my chalkboard sign sitting in a basket with some apples for a simple, rustic centerpiece, but who knows where you might find it next season! I hope you enjoyed today’s simple, little project, and I hope you have fun decorating for fall!

DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign on iheartnaptime.com

Be sure to stop by Love Grows Wild to see what other projects I’ve been working on lately:

DIY Project Tutorials from LoveGrowsWild.com

DIY Photo Clipboards // DIY Canvas Script Art // Galvanized Metal Menu Board

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Liz

Hello! My name is Liz, and I’m the creator of Love Grows Wild, a blog full of ideas to beautify your home and feed your family! My husband, two adorable little boys, and I are a young family on a budget, so I love finding ways to decorate our home with a designer look for a discount price! Most days I am knee-deep in sawdust and cans of paint, but when I’m not in project mode, I am in the kitchen whipping up delicious, homemade meals for my family of hungry boys. Stop by Love Grows Wild and say hi anytime!

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Comments

  1. Julie posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm (#
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    Love this! I think I will make a chalkboard wood round! Thank you for the inspiration! ~julie (LittleFarmstead)

  2. Cindy+Sheldon posted on September 14, 2014 at 4:27 am (#
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    Love it! 

  3. Kathleen Cairns posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:19 am (#
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    Your things are so clever and doable! 

  4. Michelle posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:44 am (#
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    I love this! Such a cute sign for fall!

  5. Coleen posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm (#
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    What a creative idea…LOVE the wood and chalkboard together!