DIY Chalkboard Candle | How to Make Your Own DecorationsIn case you haven’t received the memo, chalkboards are the rage these days. This candle, for example, was a fabulous birthday gift from a girlfriend, and it’s been so much fun! But here’s the best news: you can also buy chalkboard paint, which comes in both spray and in-the-can, brush-it-on forms. That means just about anything can be easily turned into a chalkboard. I’ve been resisting the urge to buy the paint for months. Mostly because I feared my innocent desire to turn a picture frame into a chalkboard would get so out of hand, the hubs would come home to find floor to ceiling chalkboard walls “creatively” scribbled with all my “art.” And yes, it is possible to paint real walls in your home with this stuff. It’s being done in thousands of baby nurseries all across America right at this very moment. I KNOOOOWWW! SO EXCITING!!!

Last week I decided I’d built up enough self-control to give this whole chalkboard thing a go. I bought a spray can. Just one. My projects are small, so as not to rouse a sleeping beast. The paint goes on smoothly, and when it’s dry, it’s easy to write on and wipe off, if you mess up. So fun! Here are some of the things I’ve been creating with chalkboard paint:

Hawlie’s Chalkboard Creations

DIY chalkboard gift tags | How To Make Them{chalkboard ornament gift tags}

How To DIY chalkboard | hostess gift wine bottle{Repurposed wine bottles make clever hostess gifts}


…and some other Chalkboard DIYs I want to Try

How To DIY | chalkboard plates | Custom Decorations{paint the flat sides of plates or platters, via the rubber punkin}

How To DIY | chalkboard spice jar labels{spray the lids of your spice jars for cute and organized labels, via the kitchn}

How To DIY | Chalkboard Serving Tray{welcome house guests, via the red chair blog}

How To DIY | chalkboard table runner{Label your buffet, via celebrations at home}

How To DIY | chalkboard hot beverage bar{…and I’m not sure these are chalkboards, but you could totally create a holiday hot beverage bar like this one, via Fête Fanatic}

2 Responses to {DIY} Fun with Chalkboards!

  1. […] Bauble Gift Tags- I love the idea of using chalkboard paint, to transform a garish bauble into a minimalist masterpiece! ( Tutorial and photo: Fab Housewife ) […]

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