DIY Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Sometimes I think that these simple DIY tutorials are not necessary, but then I remember I have a lot of friends who claim to be craft impaired, so maybe they appeal to someone! Haha!
DIY Chalkboard welcome sign

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When I was updating the front porch, I hunted and hunted for a simple farmhouse-y welcome sign, and couldn’t find what I wanted. So, I headed to the unfinished wood aisle at Hobby Lobby and found this little gem for $6 ($3.60 with my 40% off coupon).
Unfinished wood sign
A couple of coats of black chalkboard paint.
chalkboard paint sign
chalkboard paint sign
Some “seasoning” with regular chalk. A little decoration around the edges with a chalk pen.
Seasoned chalkboard sign
And then a hand-lettered “welcome” finishes it off.
DIY chalkboard welcome sign hand lettered with chalk pen
After the initial lettering I like to go back and fill in the letters a bit.
Hand lettering with chalk pen
Then I added this cute black and white striped ribbon to hang it by. Luckily the board comes with picture hanging hooks already attached to the back!
DIY chalkboard welcome sign details
So simple and exactly what I was looking for and couldn’t find!
DIY Chalkboard Welcome Sign
Sometimes it the simple projects that make the BEST projects.

 

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