Prev Next
Black chalkboard paint door hanger hanging from a door knob

Custom Chalkboard Door Hanger Tutorial

By Cindy Hopper

Kids are back in school and we are working hard around our house to encourage reading and good study habits. To help Bella enjoy some quiet time in her room we made a custom chalkboard door hanger! Now her big brother (bubby) will leave her alone while she is reading. Follow our easy tutorial to make one of your own!

Do not disturb sign hanging from a door knob

Supplies needed for chalkboard door hangers:

  • Wooden door hanger
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Chalk/chalk markers

Instructions for chalkboard door hangers:

Our door hanger was super simple to make and Bella couldn’t be more thrilled! We found wooden door hangers at Hobby Lobby. Bella gave the wooden door hanger three coats of chalkboard paint with a foam brush.

A child painting a wooden door hanger with black Martha Stewart chalkboard paint

Let the chalkboard paint dry completely. Once dry prepare the surface by rubbing a piece of chalk completely over the surface. Wipe off the chalk.

preparing surface of wooden door hanger by coloring over with white chalk

 

Now it is ready to be decorated. The kids can get creative as they want.  Regular chalk can be used but we love these chalk markers from Michaels.

decorated chalkboard door hanger surrounded by paint markers

 

Now it is time to read!

More Back-to-School Ideas From Alpha Mom:

  1. Fun Back-to-School Door Hanger Printables
  2. DIY Tiny Apple Magnets for the Refrigerator Art Gallery 
  3. Magnetic Pencil Holder for Back-to-School
Avatar
About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

icon icon
chat bubble icon

Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.