Sunday, August 1, 2010

Easy Peasy Birthday Sign

I can’t tell you how many old windows I have stacked in my shed. One by one, I’ll get to them.
This weekend was my baby’s 19th birthday.  Nadia decided to put the new fire pit patio to good use and have a party.  Decorations were minimal.  We strung lights around the yard, under the canopy and around the tire planters. But at night it all came alive.
Old Window Birthday Sign 029a
I pulled out one of the old windows from the shed and decided to make a Happy Birthday Sign for Nadia as part of the decorations.
Starting with your basic ordinary, yet fabulously old, window.
Old Window Birthday Sign 022a
Using Liquid Chalk Ink, I write my Birthday greeting.  By using this erasable chalk I can use the window over and over again, for future birthdays or any occasion. If you’ve never used these before, give them a try, they’ll really make your chalkboard pop.  They’re great on just about any surface.
chalk in
Old Window Birthday Sign 015a
The sign is hung and the lights are strung. Old Window Birthday Sign 027a Old Window Birthday Sign 020b
Old Window Birthday Sign 026a 
Happy Birthday Sweetie!happybirthdaynadia
As for all my stored old windows ?  We’ll get to those soon, but for now, this little window will be saved strictly for Chalk Ink and special messages.


  1. Cute idea! I like that you can just wash it all off and use it again, too.

  2. What a great idea! I don't have any old windows hanging around, but if I did, I would do a sign for my son's 4th bday coming up!! Btw, where do you get the liquid chalk ink? I'm in Toronto, too - and haven't seen any... :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your Nadia! My son turned 19 years old today. Where does the time go?
    Love your window message board idea. I'll have to look for some of the chalk ink.

  4. Elizabeth, I couldn't find it anywhere here either. I actually ordered them from They have all different kinds. I did hear though, that Mastermind Childrens Store has them?? I didn't check there, but you might try there before ordering.


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