Faux Chalkboard Wall Art

This DIY chalkboard sign

was super easy to do.  Did you see our Easter Egg Hunt party details post?  We showed a picture of this sign that I made for the party.

This chalkboard-esque sign cost less than a quarter to make and was a great touch for the Easter egg hunt.  You would never guess by looking at it, but there was no chalkboard paint involved in making this sign. 
Start with a smooth wood piece.  This is a piece from an old “fake wood” dresser.  The dresser broke and I kept the bottom of the drawer. 
I used black tempera paint bought on sale and with coupons from Joanne’s, and only needed about 1/4 of the jar to cover the entire board.  This paint goes on nicely and really covers the board, so it doesn’t take much.
Use hot glue to glue the ribbon strip on both sides of the back. I already had this ribbon.
After the egg hunt, I erased the Easter sign with a wet rag and wrote this

subway-style Fruit of the Spirit sign. 

I wouldn’t keep this sign outside where it would be exposed to rain…or plan on using it like a normal chalkboard (where you would wash and re-wash the chalk off).  When I washed the chalk off with a wet rag, the paint slightly turned the rag black.  But not very much and it seems like it helped with the chalkboard-ish look of the sign.
 It hangs in our dining room neat pictures of the kids.  I love seeing this sign hanging around the family pictures. 

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)


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