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Teacher’s Desk Sign

Level of difficulty: Beginner

This chalkboard sign can add a little charm to your classroom or make a great gift for your favorite teacher!

Let’s Do This!

Step 1:
A) Paint the wood plaque with Chalkboard Paint. Let dry.
Step 2:
A) Use felt to make an apple! Create the apple shape with red felt, a stem with brown felt and a leaf with green felt.
B) Hot glue the apple pieces together.
Step 3:
A) Hot glue a ruler across the top of the plaque.
B) Hot glue a ruler across the bottom of the plaque.
Step 4:
A) Hot glue a pink eraser to the right side of the plaque. Make sure the right side of the eraser is even with the right side of the plaque. The top of the eraser should be up against the bottom of the top ruler.
Step 5:
A) Hot glue the felt apple to the right side of the plaque, under the pink eraser. The top of the apple can overlap the eraser.
Step 6:
A) Hot glue pencil top erasers to the left side of the plaque. Keep them spaced close together to create a frame border.
Step 7:
A) Write the teacher’s name on the plaque using a Chalkboard Marker. Tip: If you’d like to use a computer font you can make a graphite transfer. To make a graphite transfer, print out the name at a size that is appropriate for the space allotted on the board. Once your name is printed, turn the paper over and run a pencil over the area where the letters are to create a graphite transfer. Turn the paper back over and trim close to the name for easier placement. Use a pencil to trace the outline of the name on the board. Remove the paper. Draw over pencil lines with the Chalkboard Marker.
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