Although I no longer have a child in school or college, I do have a school age grandniece (Destiny) and nephew (Jayden), so I made these for them. I found these cute little easels at Hobby Lobby, along with the wooden initial letters and people shapes.
I painted the easels a bright red (nothing says back-to-school like the color red), then I added a little masking and stamping using some white distress stain to the chalkboard. After I covered the wood letters using pages from the D's and J's of an old dictionary, I inked the top of each letter with distress ink and adhered them to the easels. I also placed a polaroid frame for that "must have" first day of school photo. I finished by adding varies school embellishments to both of them.
The back side of the chalkboard is a dry eraser board; I just left it blank so that they can write or in Jayden's case draw their own thoughts about their first day at a new school.
Altered Easels by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Easels, Wooden Letters & Shapes: Hobby Lobby, Patterned Paper:
Little Yellow Bicycle; Polaroid Frames: Recollections(Michaels); School Embellishments: Jolee's, Recollections, Cricut
and Graphically Speaking Cartridge; Distress Ink & Stain: Tim Holtz; Punch: EK Success; Stamp: Studio G; Acrylic paint,
This was a fun project to make and I'm happy with the results. I would love to hear about some of your creative Back-to-school projects...and remember to take that important first day of school photo!