Welcome Sign For Your Front Door

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How do you make a welcome sign for a front door? I found a chalkboard in the Target dollar section, and with stencil and some chalk turned it into an easy and beautiful welcome sign for my home.

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I found this framed chalkboard in the Target dollar section, and you could use any chalkboard you like for this project.

I found this framed chalkboard in the Target dollar section, and you could use any chalkboard you like for this project. I’ve even seen some great ones at the Dollar Store, or you could make your own. You can see how I made my own here – Chalkboard Message Board

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I started by seasoning the chalkboard. This means coat the entire chalkboard with chalk. This will prevent the chalk from sticking and make it easy to erase.

I started by seasoning the chalkboard. This means coat the entire chalkboard with chalk. This will prevent the chalk from sticking and make it easy to erase.

After filling it with chalk, I erased it.

After filling it with chalk, I erased it.

I placed my Plaid Folk Art Welcome Stencil onto my chalkboard and secured it in place with some painters tape.

I placed my Plaid Folk Art Welcome Stencil onto my chalkboard and secured it in place with some painters tape. You could use stencil tape as well.

I colored in the stencil with chalk.

I colored in the stencil with chalk.

Once the entire project was covered, I carefully lifted the stencil and painters tape off the chalkboard.

Once the entire project was covered, I carefully lifted the stencil and painters tape off the chalkboard.

The great thing about this project is how versatile it is. Think about all of the possibilities with the holidays, season, and stencils this simple idea could create.

The great thing about this project is how versatile it is. Think about all of the possibilities with the holidays, season, and stencils this simple idea could create.

Here's the displayed Easy Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Now I’m ready to place this welcome sign by my front door.

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  1. This looks so pretty & easy to make. I’ll bookmark it as a holiday project. Found this through the Bloggers Pit Stop link up.

    1. Thank you Priya, and love that idea of using it for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Very cool idea!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

  3. Chas, thanks so much for sharing your chalkboard project on Happiness is Homemade. As a Maker Boss with A Makers’Studio, I love to see how other people use stencils and what they make. Your sign turned out really cute.

    1. Thanks Carol and it is really fun to use stencils in creative ways – they can add so much to different things. Hope you have a great week.

  4. So pretty. I am going to share with my DIL. She loves this type of craft project.

    1. Thank you and thanks for sharing Laurie, I appreciate it 🙂

  5. I never thought to use a stencil for a chalkboard; great idea! Thanks!

  6. Wow looks great and easy. You know I had no idea that you had to season a chalkboard. I made one for our darts and always wondered why the chalk stuck. Thank you. #SeniSal

    1. Thank you Bree, and I only recently learned that about chalkboards as well.

  7. I love this project I want to make one too!
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

    1. Thank you Kippi, you are so sweet you just made my day 🙂

  8. I never thought to “prep” a chalk board before but it makes sense because not all are made with the same quality and I have found myself having to get a damp cloth to clean them. Thanks for sharing this informative and beautiful stencil project with us at #OMGHWW.

    1. Thank you Alice, and I learned the hard way about getting the chalkboards ready. Have a lovely week.

  9. Very pretty! Congratulations on your feature over on the Simple Homestead Hop! I would love to have you share your posts with us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Lisa and thanks for the invite, I’ll be sure to stop by 🙂

      1. Wonderful! The hop goes live at 8 pm (central time) each Monday. Looking forward to your creative posts!

  10. Honestly, Chas, this is BRILLIANT. I have so many stencils (some from the 80’s!!)–why have I never thought to use them with chalk? You really are one smart cookie.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. Once again, I’m featuring you this week!

    1. You are so sweet Richella and you just made my day – thank you so much. Thanks for the feature and I’m so pleased you like the idea – love how I can change it up for every season, holiday, etc.

  11. Another great project. Love it. Featuring when my party opens up!

    1. You are so very sweet Carol, I am so grateful for you and your support. I’ll see you at the next party 🙂

  12. Love your idea of doing the stencil with chalk so you can switch it out for each season! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

    1. Thank you so much Roseann, I appreciate it.

  13. Really smart using the chalk to fill in the stencil! Love it! Always happy to see you at Tuesday Turn About!

  14. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, I appreciate it. I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

  15. I love your chalkboard “Welcome” sign. It is so very versatile! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thank you so much Marci I’m thrilled you like it and thank you for the Pin

  16. You are brilliant! I never thought about using chalk with a stencil. This looks great and I love how versatile it is.

    1. Thank you so very much Jenny, I’m so glad you like it.

  17. I love using chalk with stencils instead of paint. I have a decorative chalkboard in my sunroom that I change up that way seasonally. Love your welcome sign done this way.

    1. Thank you so much Beverly, I’m so glad to hear you like doing this as well. So fun to change up decor easily and seasonally.

  18. That turned out great! I really think I need to start checking out the Target dollar spot more often. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much Joanne. I actually picked this one up earlier and was grateful as our dollar spot has been pretty empty lately.

  19. Hi Chas. I currently have chalkboard paint and stencils in my stash. A substrate is easy. I’m thinking of all my stencils in a new way. Fun and inspiring piece.

    1. Thank you so much Michele, and I’m thrilled you want to give it a try too 🙂

  20. I love chalkboard creations! I love the stencil you used. I definitely need a welcome sign in my new home, so I’m pinning this project for later!

    1. Thank you so much, I’m so excited you like it and want to create one too.

  21. Your chalkboard welcome sign is perfect to greet guests and your family. You are so talented and I find a ton of inspiration on your blog.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

    1. You are so sweet Kippi, thank you so much friend! Right back at you!

  22. Great idea Chas. I have so many chalkboards, I need to go get a stencil or tow and start using them. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I’m thrilled you want to give this a try.

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