Hi creative friends! I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and as a mom to four kids ages 2, 4, 7 and 8, I’m always looking for new, fun, and simple ways to help them use their creativity. Little Makers kits from JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores are the perfect combination of those three elements, and my kids and I all had a lot of fun creating these DIY Chalkboard Door Hangers! Read on to learn how to make them with your own kids!
My kids are constantly making paper signs for their doors, covering all of the usual “do not enter,” “boys only” and “knock first” messages that all kids seem to like to use at some point. These signs are great because they can change up the message whenever they’d like, and they look cute at the same time!
Ready to get started? Here we go!
• Little Makers unfinished door hangers (comes in a pack of 4)
• Chalkboard paint
• Sponge brushes
• Letter stickers or decorative stickers
• Mod Podge
• Painter’s tape
• Chalk brush or cloth (available in-store)
1. Use sponge brushes to paint one side of unfinished door hanger using chalkboard paint. Let dry and then paint other side. Repeat for second coat of paint.
2. Decorate door hanger with stickers as desired.
3. To make stickers secure, tape off stickered area with painter’s tape and use sponge brush to Mod Podge stickered area. Remove tape immediately after painting and let dry completely.
4. To season door hanger for chalk (this will prevent any “ghosting”), hold chalk flat and rub over entire hanger evenly. Rub chalk off with cloth or chalk brush (dampen it slightly if needed).
5. Let your kids use their imagination to draw with chalk on their door hangers however they’d like! They can draw on one or both sides!
6. I loved how my kids all did something different – some wanted stickers, some didn’t, and a certain pink-loving someone wanted nothing other than stickers, hehe!
7. Have fun watching your kids make their boards new again over and over again!