But with all the cute chalkboard crafts lately, I wanted to make one as a photo prop. And I thought it'd work great for first day of school pictures. So here's how to make a chalkboard sign:
First, grab a scrap hunk of wood. Cut a piece of out it - yes, I did this myself! I just used a handsaw thing.
Then glue it (I used super glue) to the back of a flat piece of wood. Hold for a minute until the glue dries. See how the cut-out is going to make a handle for holding the sign - -
Then I sprayed the front with 2 coats of Chalkboard Spraypaint. After waiting a day, rub the whole thing with a piece of chalk to "prime it". Then you're good to go.
You've got several photo options - - standing:
So, go make yourself a sign!! It's so much cuter than my past ones - - wanna see them??
(I highly recommend getting outside for your pictures! The 1st grade year, it was pouring rain - so inside it had to be)
Sorry my son looks like an evil scientist in this one - - with pictures, sometimes you get what you get.....
For another fun tip on back-to-school pictures, stay tuned later today.....