Project | Halloween Chalkboard Sign

[The chalkboard paint used in this article has been provided to Craft Critique by Plaid for review.]

Halloween Chalkboard Project

Chalkboard signs never go out of style! Here is an easy way to incorporate chalkboard art into your seasonal home décor with this quick and easy Halloween Chalkboard Sign Tutorial.


  • Rectangular wood sign (10”x3.47”.13”)
  • 16 gauge craft wire
  • Martha Stewart Chalkboard Craft Paint – Black
  • Wire cutter
  • Long nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Sand paper and file

Step 1:

Sand and prep the wood sign. Use the drill and drill bit (sized to match the gauge of the wire) to drill two holes at each end of the top of the sign.

Chalkboard Sign Tutorial Step 1

Step 2:

Paint sign with two coats of the chalkboard paint. Allow it to dry between coats. The black chalkboard paint is pretty opaque and you can get great coverage with only two coats.

Step 3:

To finish the signs, cut a piece of wire (around 12 inches). File the ends so there are no sharp edges. The put one end through one of the holes and then insert it through the other hole. You can just bend the wire up to catch on itself or you can use a needle nose or long nose plier to create a loop on each end to secure the wire to the wood sign.

Use pliers to bend the wire.
Use pliers to bend the wire.
Bend wire to form a loop.
Bend wire to form a loop.

You can make the signs look a little fancier by using the needle nose pliers to make fun bends into the wire (like the example below) or just make a simple loop.

Bent Wire in Shape of Heart

All you need now is some colored chalk and you can put whatever saying you want on the sign!

Halloween Chalkboard Art

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

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