Creating A Chalkboard Stencil


I’m really excited to share this super easy chalkboard lettering tutorial! I’ve gotten so many emails about how I did this verse on my chalkboard for Christmas. So I thought I’d share how easy it is so put together.  You just need a few simple tools to get started on this chalkboard lettering DIY project! I chose this lovely Irish Blessing as my quote seeing as we’re coming up quickly on St.Patrick’s Day!


1. Chalkboard Marker. I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  You can also buy them at  JoAnn’s. It writes a little clearer than a traditional piece of chalk. Plus, the jumbo size, makes filling in the stencil a breeze.

IMG_09482. A clean chalkboard surface. My version is an old frame that I painted overtop with chalkboard paint. I see little imperfections and that doesn’t quite bother me, as I like a shabby chic look!


3. Season your board with a piece of chalk. It helps prep the surface of the board for a new design.


4. Cut out your stencil. I used my Silhouette to create a stencil. You can also but a stencil at a craft store and piece it together like this.


5. After I cut out my stencil, I used masking tape to hold my quote in place. Then I filled in the words with my chalk marker.


6. Remove stencil. And enjoy!


I first left it bare with just one little glass clover ornament I’ve had for years, but I felt like it was missing something…..IMG_0954IMG_0955

So I added some fun Kelly Green clovers. I got the little shape from the Silhouette store online here.IMG_0963 IMG_0962IMG_0964IMG_0962


This mantle sits in our front room, so it’s the first thing you see when you come into our home. It’s also the last thing you see as you leave. My wish is that everyone who comes and goes from our house remembers this Irish Blessing!

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  1. I love it!!!!!! I have to find a chalkboard pen!!!

    • I know seriously, they are the best! They come in different colors too, so if you’re feeling a little colorful you can go for it!!

  2. I love this!! Makes me want a Silhouette :). Question: did you just paint over the glass of your frame or did you remove the glass first?

    • Jenn,
      For the chalkboard yes, I painted it with chalkboard paint. My lesson learned was that the glass needed to be sanded first. I learned this after when I noticed little chunks of the paint coming off. I sort of like the “shabby” look now, but if you’d like a cleaner look, definitely sand the glass.


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