Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Happy Monday-of-a-short-week to you all (the best kind of Monday that exists)!  I’ve got some really great posts lined up for this week, but right now, I’m coming an you with this short little Thanksgiving Chalk-Art project.

I’m linking up with the Dare To DIY party at Primitive & Proper (one of my favorite blogs!).  A group of my favorite bloggers is hosting this series, and you should definitely join in.

If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know that I am NOT a holiday decorator, outside of putting up a Christmas tree and stockings.  I have a really hard time spending money on seasonal crafts and such.  I don’t like storing them all year long.  It just feels cluttered to me.

The great thing about painting a chalkboard on my back door is that I can make holiday art all year long, and not spend money or have to deal with storage issues.

I found this free printable from A Night Owl Blog, and used it as a basic template for my door.  I changed a few fonts, for easy-sake.  I’m still trying to work on my typography skills.

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Typography

The goal is to fill the door with hearts and write all the things we’re thankful for.  I hope that we have hearts squishing everywhere by Thanksgiving.  On the top, on the sides, between banners… we have SO much to be grateful for.

I may have gotten carried away with drawing empty hearts to fill in, but it made me excited for our gratitude-project this week.

Ways to show gratitude at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Projects - Chalkboard

See you tomorrow with a BACK SPLASH!  Laterz.

You might also like:

  • Cassie Bustamante

    that looks awesome! i had that quote on my chalkboard, too- but it was not NEARLY as pretty and fancy as yours.

    • Kenz

      I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I basically copied that printable I saw. It did take a bit of time though!

  • http://www.decorandthedog.net/ Michelle {decorandthedog}

    Awww, this is so cute. The hearts make me feel all warm and squishy inside. Super cute idea!

    • Kenz

      Tis the week for warm and squishy hearts!

  • Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue

    so cute! We put an “I’m thankful for” up on our chalkboard as well so our guests can fill it in.

    • Kenz

      Great idea! People definitely need to write down their thanks. :) That’s why I’m forcing everyone in our house to do the same. haha!

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Look at you getting all artsy on your brand new chalk board door ;) Love it!

    • Kenz

      haha, you know me… artsy-ing it up over here! (More like, I’m just really cheap!)

  • http://www.desertdomicile.com/ Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    So cute! I love the idea of having people fill in what they’re thankful for in the hearts :)

    • Kenz

      haha yes! People definitely got “creative” to say the least ;)

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    That is such a great idea. I love your letters and colors. What a great piece of artwork in your kitchen :)

    • Kenz

      Thanks Katja! I had fun using the colored chalk this time.

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Your typography skills are killer! Love the addition of the hearts at the bottom – running water haha but I know after the kitchen redo that’s definitely a huge thing to be thankful for!!

    • Kenz

      See!!! YOU KNOW! Oh my gosh, I’ll never live without it again! I admire our Pioneer ancestors even more now :)

  • Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos

    what a steady hand you have! Love the idea with the hearts! This is a great tradition to start!

    • Kenz

      Oh thank you! We’ve had a ridiculous time filling in the hearts. We’re all about traditions over here :)

  • http://newlywoodwards.com/ Kim@NewlyWoodwards

    You are a true artist! Love your chalkboard and it’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

    Now, I want to change up my chalkboard.

    • Kenz

      No don’t change your chalkboard! The crossword puzzle is genius!

  • Laurel@Ducks in a Row

    You have got some great chalkboard writing skills! Looks perfect!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Laurel! I tried my best!

  • Tara @ Surburble

    That is so AWESOME! And I am totally amazed by your fabulous artistic skills. I am brutal at all things type-face and calligraphy-wise.

    Love, love, love it! (Now, are you going to be changing this up for the seasons? No pressure lady… but Christmas…. what will you draw!?!?)

    • Kenz

      haha, I don’t know about my art skills. It’s just a matter of copying.
      And, I guess now I HAVE to change it up for seasons. I better get my rear in gear and figure out what Christmas will be!

  • http://boxycolonial.com/ Gretchen

    ooh, great idea! I need to make my chalkboard wall pretty….only my kids just write crazy things all over it all the time. They are not grateful AT ALL! Enjoy your chalkboard freedom while you can!

    • Kenz

      hahaha, it’s true! “they say” that the older kids get, the harder it is to keep the chalkboard ‘clean’

  • anne @ wit wisdom and food

    Perfect idea. That will be fun to fill in.

    • Kenz

      Thank you! We’ve had so much fun filling it in. It’s gotten a little out of hand, as most things do in this house.