DIY Chalkboard First Day of School Sign

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If you’re looking for the first day of school signs, I’ve got one just for you! One of the most exciting moments for parents and their children is when it comes to their child attending the very first day of school. I was so excited that I had to make a sign for my son who started TK last year. This is such a fun project and it is so easy to make.

This template is available as a cutting file or a printing file and can be found at my resource library. If you don’t have the password, you can always request for it and it will be available right away for you. Go get the free template and create your own.

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Fonts used
American Typewriter (dafont)
ricut Sans (Design Space)
Chalk Dash (dafont)
Cute Stitch (dafont)
Conrad Com Extra Bold (Design Space)

Note:  You can buy a foam board at Dollar Tree, and use credit card as an application tool.

Step 1
Take the ruler and mark the foam board at 13 X 15 (you can size it how ever you’d like).

Step 2
Use a box cutter (or a xacto knife) to trim the marked foam board.

Step 3
Place the vinyl image onto the foam board, center the piece onto the board then burnish – (this file can be found on my resource library and enter your own kids info).
These vinyls were cut by my Cricut machine, and I also have a video tutorial on this if you wanna check it out.

Christmas in July

Step 4
Grab the transfer tape away from the backing and fold the backing about a couple of inches, fold and press it on the foam board. Then burnish as you remove the backing of the vinyl.

Step 5
Then gently remove the transfer tape away from the vinyl and foam board.

Now, we are on a repetitive process by placing the little pieces. Place the vinyl, burnish and removal of the transfer tape, repeat till you’re done.

I also used a printable adhesive paper on the flags by doing a print then cut with my Cricut (if you don’t own a printer, you can always cut the vinyl and just do a layer).
I used a transfer tape for this image to be transferred onto the foam board.

And we’re done! I loved how this turned out and how easy it was to make. If you wanna make this, get the free template First Day of School fill out the form below and get the password for my resource library.

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    1. hi sarah! yes, absolutely! ..if you go to the home page or start here, just scroll down and sign up.. it will give you the password instantly and you can enter the library.. xoxo ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

  1. Hi – I subscribed and confirmed, but haven’t gotten a follow up email with the password. That may be because it’s the middle of the night and insomnia is keeping me awake… hopefully I’ll get it in the morning!

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