THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS: Quotable Chalkboards

Another school year has come to a close.  The Littlest One is again moving up a grade and it’s time to say thanks to those who have kept her on the road to success.

Let’s face it.  Teacher gifts can be difficult to figure out.  I mean, they get so many things each year at Christmas and the end of the year. It’s a challenge.

Even more challenging are “dude” teachers.  Because we all know shopping for the dudes in our life is tough enough to begin with. (Lol. At least in my life.) Now I have all dude teachers to buy for.  (Needless to say, I did restaurant gift cards at Christmas.)

So we went with making something for their classrooms.  We started with these cute two sided boards we found at the craft store.  One side is a white board and one side is a chalkboard.

Painted Chalkboard Project by Me, Myself & DIY

Then “the thought.”  Really, the most important part of the project.  The Littlest One picked out a quote that reminded her of things that each teacher had said over the past year.  First, I used chalk to stencil it onto the chalkboard side.

Using chalk to paint letters

I used the chalk lines as a guide when I painted the letters.  Carefully.  I’m not very good at lettering, but I think it worked out ok.  I decided to stain the wood areas to give it a more finished look.

Painted Chalkboard Project by Me, Myself & DIY

We tied a whiteboard marker to the board with a piece of jute rope.

Painted Chalkboard Teacher Gift Project by Me, Myself & DIY

TADA! A sign fit for any classroom. (I hope.)

Painted Chalkboard Teacher Gift Project by Me, Myself & DIY

The Littlest One wrote a personal thank you note on the white board side.

Painted Chalkboard Teacher Gift Project by Me, Myself & DIY

In the end, we know it really will be the thought that counts.

 

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