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How To Make A DIY Chalkboard Sign For Spring

This is how to make a really easy DIY chalkboard sign of a watering can that is popping with flowers! Perfect for weddings or door hangings.

Hello! I’m Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. I love to decorate my home with handmade crafts and decor. Chalkboard signs continue to be extremely popular. One of the reasons is because they pretty much go with any style of decor. This watering can chalkboard sign can really be displayed all year long, but it is just perfect for Spring!

DIY watering can chalkboard sign embellished with pink silk flowers

Stencils have come a long way since I first started using them many years ago. Now they have silk screen styles that leave virtually no bleeding! There are all kinds of seasonal and everyday decorating styles too. Plus, if you buy one at the craft store you can usually use a coupon!

How to Make A DIY chalkboard SIGN

This beautiful welcome sign would make a really sweet gift for a friend’s birthday or DIY wedding decor. You can easily change out the flowers to whatever style and color that you like.

What you need: 

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Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

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TIPS FOR painted wood signs

I’m going to share all of the exact steps in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post. First, here are some tips that will help you make the best chalkboard sign.

PREP THE WOOD WITH PRIMER

When using silkscreen stencils with painted wood, it’s best to add a clear wax first. Otherwise, the transfer may pull up some of the paint. Ask me how I know this?!

Let the wax dry overnight and you will have a very smooth transfer!

black chalkboard sign with clear wax

add the image to the chalkboard

Place the silkscreen transfer onto the center of the chalkboard. If you are using a stencil, you can add a little bit of tape to secure it. The silkscreen is sticky, so it will stay in place.

watering can transfer on chalkboard

Use the squeegee to add the chalk paste

Apply the chalk paste on top of the transfer making sure you cover all of the open space-in this image the white spaces.

brushing white chalk paste onto the chalkboard sign

Remove the transfer

Slowly remove the transfer from the chalkboard. Be sure to remove carefully so you don’t pull up any of the paste.

removing the watering can transfer to reveal the design

LET THE CHALK PASTE DRY

You can let the paste dry, or if you are an impatient crafter like me, you can use a heating tool to speed up the drying process.

using a heat gun to speed up drying the chalk paste

hot glue the flowers

Use the snips to trim the flowers. Hot glue them to the top of the watering can, so it looks like they are coming out of the top of the can. It gives it a fun 3-D effect.

close up of flowers on chalkboard

add greenery

Once you have the flowers secure, add greenery and accent stems around the flowers using hot glue.

adding greenery to the chalkboard sign beside the flowers

That’s all there is to it. Take a step back and enjoy your beautiful handmade chalkboard sign. This could be hung on a covered porch, as a beautiful welcome sign. It can also be displayed standing on a buffet table, or hung in your entry way. There are so many places this can be displayed.

You can even use a chalk pen to write out the menu for a wedding, or write “Congrats” and display it at a baby shower. The ideas are endless!

close up of completed chalkboard sign

I hope you enjoyed this pretty craft. Keep this in mind for Mother’s Day too!

chalkboard watering can sign that reads "welcome" embellish with pink silk flowers and greenery
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DIY Chalkboard Sign

This is how to make a really easy DIY chalkboard sign of a watering can that is popping with flowers! Perfect for weddings or door hangings.
Prep Time10 mins
Work Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Keyword: DIY chalkboard sign
Author: Michelle James

Equipment

Instructions

  • Prep the wood with primer. I used a clear creme wax.
  • Let the wax dry overnight.
  • Place the silkscreen transfer onto the center of the chalkboard. If you are using a stencil, you can add a little bit of tape to secure it. The silkscreen is sticky, so it will stay in place.
  • Apply the chalk paste on top of the transfer making sure you cover all of the open space-in this image the white spaces.
  • Slowly remove the transfer from the chalkboard. Be sure to remove carefully so you don’t pull up any of the paste.
  • You can let the paste dry, or if you are an impatient crafter like me, you can use a heating tool to speed up the drying process.
  • Use the snips to trim the flowers. Hot glue them to the top of the watering can, so it looks like they are coming out of the top of the can. It gives it a fun 3-D effect.
  • Once you have the flowers secure, add greenery and accent stems around the flowers using hot glue.
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beautiful spring chalkboard sign with pink flowers

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