Capture the magic of your child’s first day of school and make one of these 9 DIY first day of school sign ideas for busy moms.
Are you one of those mothers that cries every time the school year starts?
It’s okay if you do. I totally get it.
The kids are another year older, and before you know it they’ll be off and on their own, and where on earth did all the time go?????
Yep. I get it.
Which is why I’m totally on board with the idea of forcing my kid to hold a first day of school sign and post for a picture each year.
Well, that is, if I can actually remember to make said first day of school sign.
Time is not on our side. And who has time to go buy a million and one little things to make a new first day of school sign every year? Not me, that’s for sure.
So, I thought it would be fun to pull together some first day of school signs that are easy enough for those of us who don’t have a whole lot of time.
Creative DIY Back to School Signs
How to Fake Chalkboard Lettering on Any Sign
Get the details for making a cute chalkboard back to school sign and also learn how to fake chalkboard lettering if your handwriting is as terrible as mine.
First Day of School Printables: 11 Cute Ways to Start The School Year Off Right
I love a good DIY, but we all run out of time every now and then. So, if you're looking for the easiest route possible, these first day of school printable signs are for you.
Cork Board Back to School Sign
Talk about simple...just print out the right grade, and then add it to this adorable DIY cork board sign. Then add it right above your kid's desk during the school year for notes and reminders.
Easy Back to School Photo Frame
How to Make First/Last Days of School Cute Chalkboard Sign
I just love the combination of the rulers and chalkboard with this reusable sign. You can even download the printable accessories to cut out - making this suuuper simple.
Cute DIY First Day of School Chalkboard Sign Photo Prop
Don't want to try your hand at lettering just yet? Christine from Where the Smiles Have Been made an adorable faux chalkboard printable sign. Once it’s created you can quickly edit the print each year in just minutes
(FYI, the linked post only shows the final project, but she does link to the tutorial inside.)
DIY First Day of School Signs Ruler Craft
This is similar to the sign above, but a simpler version with no chalkboard required.
DIY Customizable Cricut First Day of School Chalkboard Sign
If you love those sectioned chalkboard signs, but don't want to use up all your black printer ink each year, then this Cricut project is for you.
Best of all, since you're cutting out all the individual elements yourself, you can choose colors that match your child's personality.
Letter Board Back to School Signs
Here’s an idea that’s just as adorable as all of the signs above, but it perfect for last-minute moms (like me!) All you need is a letter board. That’s it.
Simply put the letters on the letter board, and have the kids hold it up. And even though it’s not super duper crafty, it still looks adorable! Bonus: You can use the letter board in a dozen other ways between school years.
Reversible First Day and Last Day of School Board Signs
If you're not like me (see above) and you have nice handwriting, then a DIY chalkboard sign might be just for you. This one is fun because one side is for the first day of school and the other side is for the last day of school.
Huge School Grade Bundle of 75 svg eps dxf png Files for | Etsy
Of course, if you have a Cricut, you might also enjoy creating a wide variety of back to school signs, shirts, and other projects using an SVG bundle like this.
Now It’s Your Turn
Whether or not you cry at the first day of school, your photos are bound to be adorable with one of these 9 very different, but oh so creative first day of school sign ideas. Plus, none of them take too long to make, either! They’re all so much fun, it’s hard to choose, but I want to know…
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Thanks for including my Reusable Chalkboard for School Photos project!
thanks for sharing all the great ideas we like doing something new each year and now we are aimed with ideas
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Roseann Hampton says
What fun ways to commemorate a new school year! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life
Jann Olson says
A fun time that you definitely want to document. They grow way too fast. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
love all your great signs they all seem to offer a bit of personality we may be borrowing one or two ideas as we have 4 grand-kids heading back to school thanks for sharing
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