This DIY first (and last) day of school sign could not be more simple or more adorable. I will walk you through this very easy project, so you’ll be able to craft yours in no time at all.
First and lasts are so special and exciting to celebrate with littles. While I’m not a true DIYer in the sense of doing a lot of home projects or anything complex, I love a good simple project like this.
What You Need
- Image or sign printed (ideally on matte paper)
- Acrylic front frame
- Chalk marker or *water* based Sharpie pen
Create Poster in Canva
Create a new design and choose your size. My poster is 16×20″, which is a pretty standard poster size print. You can choose any size or orientation you’d like though.
Using a black background will be easier to write on with a white chalk pen but again, play with your options if you like something better. You can easily add your child’s name, change font sizes, and decide on what “blanks” you want to have filled in.
If you’d like to use my template as a jumping off point, you can do so right here.
Take the image created in Canva or elsewhere and have printed. If you’re wanting to make a poster size, like I did, I would recommend printing at your local printer. Ask them to print on matte paper if possible. This will help reduce shine and glare when taking those cute first and last day photos.
Place poster inside your acrylic frame and then take your time writing in “the blanks” using your marker. Be sure that if you chose a Sharpie pen that you have a WATER based pen, not the regular oil based. This will ensure that you can erase and reuse your poster over again.
If you’ve printed both first and last day signs, you can easily store both of them in the frame at the same time. Just bring the one you want first to the front of the frame to be written on.
After you’ve captured those precious pictures and made all your fun first or last day of school memories you can easily erase the writing using some water and a soft cloth. Store until next time! 🙂
If you make one of these posters, I’d love to see! Be sure to tag me on social media or send me a picture.