Chalkboard Front Door Sign

IMG_1440I had to replace the Personalized Halloween Sign on my front door with something appropriate for the month of November.  I usually have a fall wreath but I have been leaning towards untraditional door decor lately…





I love the personalized nature of the Halloween sign so I thought I would make a thankful chalkboard. I am sure it isn’t anything new and has been done a million times before.  But what a fun way to great guests and the UPS man!IMG_1440I had an old frame from when I went to Sarah’s house for a home decor exchange party she had in the spring.  I removed the picture and the glass.IMG_1427 I loved the details on the frame and knew some glaze would make it pop!IMG_1428 I primed and then sprayed it with some Ocean Breeze Krylon Spray Paint.IMG_1429 The color was wonderful but the intricate pattern on the frame melted away.  I mixed some black paint with some Ralph Lauren Glaze and with a stiff brush I painted the frame and wiped the excess away.IMG_1430 I feared using the glass from the frame might be a disaster with all the opening and closing of a front door so I cut out a piece of 1/4” luan (I had in my garage) to size with my jigsaw.  It is a rough cut but I knew I had some wiggle room so it didn’t matter.IMG_1431 Then I primed it and used Plaid’s Chalkboard Paint on it. I placed the wood in the frame and then angled my handheld staple gun in such a way to shoot the staple in the wood but not all the way in.  That way it held the chalkboard in place.IMG_1433 I also stapled ribbon in place to use as a hangar.IMG_1435 I added some vinyl letters with my Silhouette machine…IMG_1437 I added some sticky back felt pads on all four corners so it doesn’t scratch the door.IMG_1436 Now everyone who comes to my door will be greeted from the heart! IMG_1438


The Silhouette is on your Christmas list right? 

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

  • Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!?

    I love it! Thank you!

  • Karen

    ooh, I love that! I would not be one to use that machine enought to get one. Where can I find a good selection of vinyl rub ons. I have a plate and can't find something to put on it.

  • truckermomma

    That is adorable, I just might have to go make one now!

  • April

    Great Idea! I love it! Good way to really show people you appreciate them!

  • Kaci

    I am imagining this on my door and the messages my pre-teen daughter and her gaggle of girls would leave on it. Great project though!

  • Zepequeña

    Great tutorial!


  • Mama.Mommy.Mom.

    That is so cute! I've been wanting to make something similar to ask people to please now ring the doorbell because of napping babies.

  • Laura

    That's great! As soon as we have a front porch so guests can knock on our front door rather than the laundry room door, I'll be making me one and it'll say – Thankful for a front porch!

  • Jami

    Beautiful! I just recently did a chalkboard. I love the idea of writing down what you are thankful for. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • Stephanie

    That is one versatile project idea, love it.

  • mer@lifeat7000feet

    I love this idea soooooo much that I'm going to copy it! ;) I'll give you credit, of course.

  • Netta

    Just today as I was bringing another package inside I was thinking … I'm so thankful for the UPS man and the Postman who hide our pkgs in the bushes so they stay safe until we retrieve them.
    GREAT idea!

  • Alyssa

    Cute idea, and I have to agree. We're so thankful for the UPS (we call him the Oops man) delivery person.

  • gail

    this is so cool! I love the color.
    silhouette? nope, not on my Christmas list. Santa's pocketbook is empty. ;)

  • Jessica

    Love love LOVE. I have been planning on making a chalkboard sign for my front door for awhile and I love yours!

  • KatrinkaJane

    My goal this quarter is to earn the Cricut Create offered as a Star Consultant prize by Mary Kay. Working to EARN that baby! (On that note, my once-a-year-discount Open House is tomorrow and Saturday. Chk FB :)

  • kierste @ brown paper packages

    I featured this today…love it!


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