Welcome to Day Two of “Five Days of Fall”. Instead of my usual one post this week I’m writing five, each with a different fall-themed idea. Nothing fancy, just some simple, inexpensive ways I cozy things up around here when the leaves start to turn. Today we’re talking chalkboards.
If you’ve been here for a while you probably recognize this chalkboard that hangs right inside my front door. Last October it looked like this.
But this year I wanted to go with a Fall theme, something I could leave up through Thanksgiving. I was searching for inspiration one day and spotted this on Instagram.
Super fun and super simple. Perfect for us.
After experimenting with different fonts and sizes I came up with a layout I liked then used this method to transfer it to the chalkboard.
NEW TIP! Did you know you can sharpen chalk with a pencil sharpener? True story. Find one of those cheap little sharpeners with two holes (you’ll use the oversized one) and give it a try. You won’t believe how much easier it is to draw with.
I added some freehand swirlys and leaves to fill things in and it was done.
I’m really happy with how it turned out and I love the playful message. I almost changed it to “get off the computer, put down the phone, and go jump in the fling-flanging leaves” but it wouldn’t fit.
(My apologies to those of you who were expecting something pumpkin flavored today. I had it all ready but then my photos turned out kind of suckish so I’m going to try again. I promise it’s coming soon.)
If you missed Day One you can find it here.
Day One: Fall-Inspired Bookshelf