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This school year is shaping up to look a little bit different than years prior, and even more different among families. That’s why today I am so excited to share with you a FREE first day of school chalkboard sign SVG file that you can use in many ways to celebrate your little one’s first day of school.
For me and my little ones, we are less than 2 weeks away from our start day! I am so excited for my girls to get back to learning and possibly even having some socialization with old and new friends, even if it’s just on Zoom, but there’s no way i’m missing out on those adorable first day of school pictures.
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Isn’t this just the cutest sign design ever?! I think so!
It’s also really easy to use, and I welded it all together for you. That means that all that you will need to make this is one sheet of vinyl. It will all cut out at once and you won’t need to do any of the placement or aligning to put it together … isn’t that awesome? Again, I think so ;).
Okay, so let’s start the quick tutorial. I’m going to walk you through exactly how I would put together a cute chalkboard like the one pictured, if you so choose.
P.S. You can use this design as you please. You don’t need to make it into a chalkboard like mine. This design would easily work on a canvas, on a glass frame that you paint with chalk paint, and even just on a paper that the kids can color!
How To Make A First Day Of School Chalkboard Sign
If you want to go all out and make the chalkboard sign that is in the photo above, here’s how you do it.
YOU’RE GOING TO NEED
– 1 Sheet Of White Vinyl (Removable or Adhesive will do.)
– Transfer Tape (Checkout my fave!)
– The FREE First Day Of School Chalkboard Sign SVG File that you can download at the bottom of this post.
LET’S GET STARTED!
The first step is to download your free cut file and upload it to Design Space. I recommend that you download the SVG file specifically because that one is easiest to work with in Design Space.
Your next step will be to size your board area and adjust the cut file design in your software before sending it to cut. Since you’re going to be placing the vinyl on top of the chalkboard, there is no need to mirror your image.
Now that you’ve cut it, it’s time to weed it. Make sure to only weed the negative parts of your design, leaving the design in tact to be transferred to the chalkboard.
To transfer the design is very simple. Simply cut a piece of transfer tape and place it sticky side down onto your design. Then use a card or burnishing tool to smooth it out and then you can pull off the paper that formerly held the vinyl.
In order to make sure that your design is centered on the board I recommend that you slightly bend the design in half and use that as your center point. If you have a lot of vinyl sticking out of the sides of the design, you can use your scissors to trim it.
Now you’re ready to place the design on the board. You will need your burnishing tool or card to smooth it on and once you’re sure that it’s stuck, pull off the tape from the top corner slowly until you’re left with the finished sign.
Woohoo, you did it. Now take your chalk markers and fill in the information or even better let your little ones do it. Now it’s picture time!!!
AND JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING …
FONT I USED IN THIS DESIGN
– For the words “My First Day Of” is Happy Popcorn.
SUPER CUTE CHALKBOARD BLANK
– This blank is from Amazon of course. Get yours here! You can paint the frame white to get the same look, just use some acrylic paint.
I HAVE MORE BACK TO SCHOOL FREEBIES FOR YOU!
– You can find all of the FREE Back To School SVG files here.
You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
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Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
ALL ABOUT PATREON
So there’s this thing that I call my “Crafty Tribe”. Essentially it’s a little craft club that I started where you can join me and other crafty friends in an exclusive hangout. In there you get LOTS MORE freebies in the form of a FREE monthly designs bundle and craft project ideas. You can even request a custom cut file design once each month!
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