Friday, November 2, 2012

A Thanksgiving Chalkboard Design {with Free Printable!}

Halloween has passed and it is time to switch out the chalkboard in my kitchen again.  I wanted to do something about gratitude or Thankfulness in honor of the season.  I found this old proverb that I thought was perfect:


It's so true, right?  We have to learn to be grateful if we want to be truly happy.   I love this simple, cheerful reminder.  As usual, I designed it on my computer and then free-handed it onto the wall, using my design as a reference.


You can download and print out this pattern to use yourself, if you'd like.  If you have a projector you could project the design onto the wall and trace it . . .


. . . OR you could draw out a grid on your wall in chalk to help keep your spacing right as you draw it by hand.  This is how I work to get a general layout, then I go back in and erase all the grid lines and detail everything out.  Things will still get a little off-kilter this way {unless you're a perfectionist}, but at least you have a general idea of where things need to be in relation to one another.  It's a great jumping-off point. Here's the gridded copy:



OR . . . if you don't want to bother with a chalkboard at all, here is a free printable you can frame and hang up somewhere:


I'm so excited that the holiday season is here again!  Have a great weekend, everyone.





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11 comments:

  1. This is a good one to remember year-round! I love it!

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  2. I love it!!! I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/pull-apart-pumpkin-maple-bread-and.html

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  3. It's beautiful. I'm thinking of putting a chalkboard in our house and I love your art. I can't believe you free-handed it onto your wall...
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jule {inside9B}

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    1. Thanks so much! I love having a chalkboard -- it's like a big piece of art I can change whenever I want!

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  4. This is beautiful! I absolutely love it in the chalkboard wall. What a pretty way to remind us of something important. :)
    Kelly

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  5. Very nice! Thanks for sharing the downloads!

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  6. Such a great quote. Thanks for the printable!

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  7. I love the sign and printable, however I was unable to print it out separate from your blog. If you tell me the font you used for the word gratitude, I can make one.
    Thanks!

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  8. I have my chalkboard done. Thanks for your response. I did a link back to your post on my blog today.
    Rita

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  9. Beautiful! I googled Thanksgiving chalkboard and yours came up, so much better than a turkey on the chalkboard! I love it! Thank you for sharing, I just put on my chalkboard in my kitchen this morning. It's a good reminder for all that we really do have a lot to be thankful for despite setbacks we may have had. Happy Thanksgiving!

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