The first day of school! or Fall Break or whatever. It’s DIY time-yay! Time to get some craft on. 🙂
After getting my silhouette cameo from the fabulous cameo people, summer has been super busy and I haven’t gotten to craft as much as my heart desires to. 🙁 However, today, I am excited to share a sign I made that can be interchangeable throughout the year. Plus, I get to join some parties. Super fun!
HOW-TO Make a Chevron Countdown to…. SIGN!!!
Making a chevron pattern is sooo much easier than I expected! (and you would think I had chevron everywhere…but actually I don’t have one single thing chevron..boo..time to change that!) So hang on:
*washi tape or adhesive tape in fun colors
*hot glue gun
(sorry not all supplies are in image)
I love my sign but my taste have changed so I decided to use this one in the project. So, first, prep the board and paint it your base color (I used white).
Once dry, make small tick marks every 3 inches on the board horizontally.
Mark small tick marks every 2 inches on the board vertically.
Eyeball (sorry I am just not a precise DIYer) where the two points would intersect on the board and make a small tick mark.
Just connect the dots. Draw a straight line from point to point. I started on the left side. Start on the first vertical mark then draw the line up….then down..then up…then down.
Paint your inside color (I choose grey). Start with the outer part of the “stripe” and then fill in the middle.
After the paint dried, I took some letters I made with the cameo and modge podged them to the board.
(notice I changed my mind on the letters but guess what?! It is no big deal with the cameo..takes oh 5 minutes to change it)
And notice the small holes in the letters–the cameo did that!
Then I took some fun washi tape and placed it on the wooden clothespins. I hotglued the clothespins to the board. (I just eyeballed where they should be place-sorry)
While the glue was adhering I painted the chalkboard frame green and wrote: The 1st day of school. I placed 2 velcro stickies on the back of the frame and the front of the chevron sign to change according to events.
For fun, I printed out numbers to place on the clothespins. (I limited it to 3 clothespins because I don’t like to bring too much hype too early)
You could place some reward cards, school supplies, good luck notes… just about anything. I chose to hang some fun bags that will keep a surprise.
Have a good week! psss…don’t forget about the HUGE B2S SALE!