Gilded Chalkboard Wreath DIY

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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Let’s talk about the things that I love: crafts, metallics, neutrals, and French. Let’s also talk about my new love: organizing and de-cluttering so we’re able to store things in our apartment with ease. And wreaths take up a lot of space (and are hard to store).

I had a gaping hole in my door decor for January, however, and so I tried something new– a chalkboard sign that can be relevant and cute for quite a few celebrations. With a gold ribbon, it’s perfect for New Year’s and the winter season. Swap out a purple ribbon, write “Laissez bon temps rouler!” and you have a Mardi Gras sign. Use green ribbon and “Slainte!” and the sign is relevant through St. Patrick’s Day!

Check out this 3-step tutorial for an inexpensive and easy gilded chalkboard door decoration-- a break from a wreath.


(Oh, and it stores flat, which is wonderful times infinity.)

Create this easy and inexpensive gilded chalkboard sign for your front door-- a welcome change from a wreath!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 8×10 laser cut wooden frame with solid back (Spring Wood Surfaces found at Michaels)
  • 1 5×7 laser cut wooden frame (Spring Wood Surfaces found at Michaels)
  • 1 bottle of Plaid’s NAME
  • black chalkboard paint
  • wood glue
  • gold ribbon
  • black ribbon
  • 2 paintbrushes


  1. Paint the front and sides of the 5×7 frame in gold and let dry. Once it has dried, paint a second coat and let dry.
  2. Paint the 8×10 frame with black chalkboard paint vertically and let dry for one hour. Then paint with horizontal strokes and let dry.
  3. Once both wooden pieces are dry, carefully stack them so that the chalkboard is on the bottom and the gold frame is on the top. Once you’ve arranged the frames evenly, carefully glue it down and let dry.
  4. When the frame is dry, use the ribbon to create a hanger by looping it through the scrollwork  on the top of the frame.

Create this easy and inexpensive gilded chalkboard sign for your front door-- a welcome change from a wreath!

PS. If you’re looking for more door decor (hey, that’ rhymes!), you’ll love this easy-to-make patriotic wreath and this ultra-cute wooden flag sign.

2 Responses

  1. Cute! I have to say that I was super jealous when I visited a Michael’s last week. There are so many cool crafting supplies! I didn’t appreciate the store enough when I lived near one. As beautiful as Hawaii is, I do look forward to the Mainland again soon. =)

    1. There are no Michaels in Hawaii? Then how could it possibly be paradise!?!? (Just kidding.) Michaels does have an online store now– I don’t know what their policies for shipping to HI are, though.

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