DIY Chalkboard Sandwich Board

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
Hours 1-2
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I love sharing the creative pursuits of my talented friends, so I’m delighted to feature this giant chalkboard sandwich board made my housemate, Jessica, a grassroots community organizer in East Oakland. When she heard that her organization had budgeted $200 to drop on a sandwich board, she said, “That money would be better spent providing healthier food for community events; I’ll make it myself for cheaper!” And indeed, she did.

You, too, can add some pizzazz to your summer events with this DIY chalkboard sandwich board! It’s perfect for tailgate parties, BBQs, yard sales, and more. A-frame signs this size cost $200+ retail, but ours only put us back $20… You do the math!

Inspired to make your own yet? Get down to the nuts and bolts (literally!) to make this sign over at Saturday Crafternoons!

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You Will Need...

  • 2 pieces of plywood
  • masking or painter's tape
  • chalkboard paint
  • paintbrush
  • 2 door hinges
  • 8 nuts + 8 bolts
  • screwdriver
  • wrench


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