Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chalkboard DIY

After playing with chalkboard paint, I'm looking for my next victims... I want to chalkboard everything! If you thought it was only useful in classrooms, think again. I've been trying to brainstorm some fun Mother's Day gift ideas and I love this project to brighten up a kitchen or to use for special occasions/showers. 


Make it:

Tape off your plate, leaving enough room to display detail around the edges. Since you are trying to create a curved shape, you will need to tear the tape into small pieces and work your way around (it doesn't take long).

Next, lay down newspaper or cardboard and make sure only the part you want to chalkboard is exposed. Spray paint your plate. I applied 1 coat, waited 1 hour, and applied a second coat. 

Allow to dry and doodle away!

*Disclaimer: I originally tried to use Martha Stewart's chalkboard paint I found at the craft store and it was no bueno. (sorry Martha) Her cute packaging got me this time, but I'll be sticking with spray paint from now on (thank you Home Depot).

I love the personality chalkboards allow us to have. Get creative with your lettering... I currently have an obsession with fonts and playing with my typography skills. If you're feeling nerdy and want to get inspired or download fun fonts (not that I've ever done that or anything), go check out

This craft was better to photograph laying flat but I definitely recommend getting a plate stand so it can easily display fun quotes, recipes or a sweet message:)

Happy crafting!

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