Have You Been Naughty or Nice Today?

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I have a super fun announcement for all of you today. In case you haven’t heard, I am the newest contributor to The 36th Avenue! I have been a HUGE fan of Desiree’s and I am so honored to be part of her team. Seriously, it’s like a dream come true. Last week, I posted my first project over there and today, I’m sharing it with all of YOU :)

I have a fun little Holiday craft for all of you today. How many of you have kiddos around the house? My daughter is only 20 months but I am already prepping for the days when she realizes that Santa only leaves gifts for kids on the NICE list!

Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame by Design, Dining + Diapers, snowflakes

So to make sure being NICE is a daily act, I made this fun little chalkboard frame that will sit right out on the counter. It will be a little reminder to say extra pleases, thank you’s and to pick up toys!

Here are the supplies I used for my Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame. You’ll also need a 4X6 wooden frame, cardboard and a few paint brushes :)

Start by prepping your frame with a base coat. When working with unfinished wood, I create a 50/50 mixture for the base coat using a Multi-Purpose Sealer and my desired color. Two coats was all I needed for this.

Next, cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame and apply 3 coats of chalkboard paint. 2 coats horizontally and 1 coat vertically. Allow 1 hour between each coat.

For the wording, I used my Silhouette CAMEO to create the Naughty or Nice sign and check boxes. I cut the design out in vinyl and used it as a stencil. I used 2 coats of the Americana Warm White paint, the same paint I used on the frame, and carefully pulled off the stencil to reveal the design.

I also used my Silhouette to create a stencil for the wording on the outside of the frame and painted it in Americana Santa Red (so fitting!).

Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame by Design, Dining + Diapers, snowflakes

To add a little embellishment, I brought out my favorite Martha Stewart Silkscreen Stencils to add a few snowflakes to the frame.

Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame by Design, Dining + Diapers, snowflakes

Now, add a little piece of chalk and you are all set to make your check mark for the day!

So what about you, have YOU been naughty or nice today?! :)

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Congrats on your contributor gig! I love The 36th Avenue and look forward to seeing you over there :)

    I love this little sign. It would be perfect for our 5 year old as a “behavior” chart for Christmastime.

  2. says

    This is cue! My son came up with this idea and his version is on our refrigerator. I’ve been thinking that I should make someting more permanent like this! Fun!


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