I’ve been spending time this week “Fall-ifying” our home. While I haven’t gone full throttle yet on mums and pumpkins for the front porch, I wanted to add a touch of the season to our front door. So I made up this “Happy Fall” Chalkboard Sign to tide things over until I’m ready for full-on Fall wreaths and outdoor decor.
To make my “Happy Fall” Chalkboard Sign, I updated this chalkboard “Welcome” sign with a new message and some Fall accents.
I started by erasing the old “Welcome” message. Which was actually quite a process. Turns out the chalk marker I used is pretty stubborn! But after some tip hunting, I found this idea to try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser—and it worked! Whew! I was a little worried that I’d have to abandon my Fall chalkboard sign idea. (the photo below is after I used the Magic Eraser; you can still see a bit of the original lettering, but it’s much cleaner than it had been moments before)
Before I apply chalk to board, I look at Pinterest and Etsy for lettering inspiration. I found some really adorable Fall sign ideas, but since this board isn’t huge, I opted to keep the message simple. And I practiced the style of letters in my sketchbook a few times so I had a feel for what I was doing.
I used real chalk to draw each letter and get the spacing the way I wanted it.
Then I went back over the chalk lines with my chalk marker to set them and add the calligraphy-esque details.
To finish off my “Happy Fall” Chalkboard Sign, I added a small wood pumpkin shape that I used in last year’s Thanksgiving tablescape and twisted a couple of purple faux flower stems around the twine.
And now this sign is all ready to be displayed on our front door! Happy Fall!
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This sign looks amazing! Great idea to use chalk first and then go over it with the chalk marker.
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Wow that’s so cute! I can’t believe you free-handed it. I definitely would have stenciled it or something. So great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Thanks Brittany! 😀
I love chalkboards–so versatile! Your lettering looks amazing. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
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Thanks Amanda! It’s so convenient to change out this chalkboard for each season!
I haven’t yet made a “real” chalkboard sign yet as I prefer the digital kind (since I have *terrible* handwriting!), but your sign turned out so amazingly well that you’re inspiring me to try the real thing!
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I bet you can create some beautiful chalkboard signs! The best thing about chalk is that it is forgiving and you can erase until you get the letters and spacing just how you like them 😉
Now I want to take a trip to go check out chalk markers! I’ve never used one before.
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They’re pretty awesome! And much less dusty than regular chalk 😉
Super cute idea!!!