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Roundup: Chalkboard Ideas

12 March 2010 13,943 views 6 Comments

by heather

You can apply chalkboard paint to just about anything and make it special! Did you know you can mix your own chalkboard paint in any color you want? Get the details at Martha (and she has a bunch of cool projects to do with chalkboard paint, too.) You can also find chalkboard decals at the dollar store, and use them to create quick chalkboards on the cheap.

Here are some other crafty ideas that use chalkboard paint and decals.

Chalkboard Table

Make this one of your roadside rescues, or remake a table you already have at home. All it will cost is the price of the paint! See how Amy at The Red Chair Blog remakes this cute little table for each season, and you'll definitely put this cute chalkboard project on your to-make list! Click here for details and a tutorial.

Chalkboard Tray: $1

Tara in the ATL modified a dollar store "silver" tray to make this cute chalkboard sign. Click here for details.

Chalkboard Flower Pot: $.33 (plus plant)

You can create chalkboard paint in any color you want and alter a humble terracotta flower pot into a special personalized gift. You can get flower pots at the dollar store from spring to summer (but they are always inexpensive at big box stores). This version is for a wedding (done in the bride's colors - brilliant!) and instructions are found at My DIY Wedding Day.

Chalkboard Canister Labels: $1 for all

Theo-Ann at Outside the Box used a dollar store chalkboard decal to create these cute canister labels. Find out how to make chalkboard canister labels here.

Ideas we've featured at Dollar Store Crafts:

Chalkboard Greeting Card

Silver Chalkboard Tray (It's magnetic, too!)

Chalkboard Tags

Other Chalkboard Ideas:

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  • Sonja said:

    ooooh, I LOVE blackboard paint. Thanks for the great ideas! I have another little suggestion that might fit in with the Dollar Store-theme: I used blackboard spray to cover the logo on one of those cheapo advertising mugs you often get as giveaways from companies. You can either just spray a simple square label of blackboard paint over it, or you can do what I did: Cut a silhouette, stick it over the logo and spray over it. This would obviously also work on a Dollar Store mug. Here is a tute: http://craft-werk.blogspot.com/2010/03/from-ugly-mug-to-high-profile-mug.html
    Keep the great ideas coming – your blog is one of my daily stops.

  • Jen said:

    Thanks for sharing this post! I never knew how much you could do with chalkboard paint or that you could mix it in different colors. Pretty cool. Is chalkboard paint expensive? Just wondering.


    Jen from Creative and Curious Kids!

  • heather (author) said:

    @Jen You can mix your own chalkboard paint with regular flat latex house paint (starts at about $12/gallon at home improvement store). You mix one cup of paint with 2 Tablespoons of unsanded grout to make the paint. The recipe is at the bottom of this page: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/make-custom-color-chalkboard-paint

  • Pepper Scraps » Super Surfing Sunday said:

    […] Round up: Chalkboard Ideas – Hmm, love this table. What great ways to use chalk board paint. And I love that you can make your own colors with Martha Stewarts tutorial. […]

  • Roundup: Even More Chalkboard Paint Ideas | Dollar Store Crafts said:

    […] projects. I love 'em too! If you need even more chalkboard inspiration, check out our first and second chalkboard […]

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