Let’s try this again! On Saturday, I published a post with my fall chalkboard. Only after I had published it did I realize the wording had an error in it! Oops! I’ve redone the chalkboard without the spelling error. I’m falling behind with fall decor this year! I’ve been so busy with my office/craft room makeover that I haven’t taken the time to wrap my mind around the idea that it’s now September! I didn’t want the month to get too far along before adding a simple fall craft idea. This DIY Hello Fall Chalkboard adds a touch of fall to my decor.
Last fall, I purchased this metal sign and burlap letters. I had the idea of turning the sign into a chalkboard.
I taped off the rope handle and sprayed the sign with Krylon Chalkboard Paint. I let it dry overnight.
Gloria was over and since she’s more artistic than I am, I asked her to create the fall sign. She began by seasoning the chalkboard surface. She covered the surface with the flat side of the chalk and then erased.
The burlap letter had adhesive on the back. After placing them in the center, she added the other lettering. She finished it off by drawing a cute pumpkin in the corner. I had this in our sun room last year.
This year, I decided to change it up. I wanted to use it as a nod to the end of summer. I found fonts I liked and printed out Goodbye Summer, Hello, Fall. I followed the many tutorials I’ve read about how to easily transfer printed words to chalkboard by rubbing chalk over the back side of the paper, flipping it over, taping it down, and then tracing the lettering. The chalk is supposed to leave a faint outline. Yeah, not so much. I imagine it was user error, but I could not get the outline clear enough to use.
I did the next best thing and used the lettering as a reference for the words. While it’s not as pretty as it could have been if tracing the lettering had worked, it turned out well enough to display.
It’s not feeling much like fall in Charleston yet, but the days are beginning to stay in the 80s instead of the 90s, so maybe it won’t be too long until there is some cool weather here.
This metal leaf was attached to a small pumpkin. I twisted it off of the pumpkin to use on the hanging hook for the sign.
I’m planning on using lots of copper items along with blues and greens for my fall decor this year. I was excited to find these pumpkins at the Dollar Tree. This easy Hello Fall Chalkboard is going to go well with my other fall decor.
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Hello Fall Chalkboard
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!