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17 Chalkboard Paint DIY Crafting Ideas

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday May 2, 201225 comments

So, you're not exactly a cleverly crafty individual? Maybe you're arts and crafts track record is less than stellar. And yes, maybe your idea of DIY is opening the phone book and calling an interior decorating (because, hey, you did technically do that yourself, didn't you?). That's okay, because I have the perfect fool proof crafting ingredient: chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paint is perfect because it's so simple to use and takes minimal effort. When you're finished, you've turned something blah in something ba-bang! It makes a basic, everyday item and turns into something really unique and personalized! Plus, just like mason jars, this product is multi-purpose, all you need to get started is a little inspiration and imagination! To prove this, we rounded up 17 crafty DIY projects you can try with some chalkboard paint. 

Time to roll your sleeves up and start getting arty chicks!

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Chalkboard paint on a chest of drawers makes for an easy way to know where your long lost tee is. As a bonus, this chalk enthusiast also did a DIY number on a lamp shade. Paint over your headboard and you've got a fun message to wake up to every morning. A chalkboard globe is a cool alternative to the traditional chalkboard and can be done on the cheap with a thrifted globe.

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While a chalkboard wall is a great idea in pretty much any room, I especially like the thought of painting a kitchen wall with chalkboard paint. It would make for a handy place to store your grocery lists, recipe instructions and a fun place for bored kids to get creative. Paint a mirror or picture frame to turn into a chalkboard. I think these would be perfect places to leave a few words of wisdom.

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Chalkboard painted labels on jars can be used for storing all of your spices and dry ingredients. When you're out of an ingredient, you can just erase the label and start again. Painting your herb or flower pots is a great way to label and keep track of what's where. For a formal dinner, small chalkboard painted wooden blocks make for simple and rustic place cards. For a buffet style dinner, they make the perfect labels for foods.  

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Chalkboard covered wine bottles for a party or a blind wine tasting would be a quirky way to dress up the table. While you can use these bottles for their intended purpose, I like to re-purpose mine as vases or centre pieces. Paint the bottom of a wine glass to easy identify whose drink is whose. This nifty trick is exactly what you need at your BBQs this summerA chalkboard mug is one of the easiest and cheapest crafts. Plus, think of how much more fun your morning cup of coffee will be now that you can draw on your cup! 

(images via severelyvintage.blogspot.ca, isharecrafts.com) 
I love the idea of a chalkboard table! It reminds me of those paper covered tables you could draw on in restaurants as a kid. It would make dinner way more exciting and leave a place for any dinner guests to write you a little note. If you don't want to go all the way with a table, why not try a chalkboard tray first? It adds some flare to a self-serve style dinner or lunch. Complete your chalkboard DIY table with labels on chairs. 

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Easter may have recently passed, but we can still be in the spirit right? For your next holiday, why try chalkboard painting your eggs? A cute project I recently came across was chalkboard jewelry. I like the idea of this simple pendent necklace that you're also able to write on. Speaking of writing on, why not have some fun with a chalkboard fridge? A bonus is, you'll be able to easily track what foods you have in stock. 

Have you ever tried crafting with chalkboard paint? What DIY project have you done or would you try out with chalkboard paint?
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on April 26, 2013  lovelydays  3,649 said:

This is so cute!

on April 26, 2013  Lisa said:

I love this! We just did painted 2 chalkboard walls in our house for my boys but I love some of the other uses as well. Chalkboard is so awesome. It can be used anywhere you would like some personalization.

on May 09, 2012  pinnkels  918 said:

I love the one wall idea! I'm thinking of chalkboarding up my bedroom door, it'll be so fun!

on May 09, 2012  chicky82  2,625 said:

I want to make a chalkboard plaque to hang by the door for reminders and write on it: keys? phone? wallet? so my bf doesn't forget. I would like to do a fridge but it might be a turnoff for potential house buyers.

on May 08, 2012  GoneBatty  3,196 said:

FAB ideas! Gave me some inspiration for Christmas!

on May 07, 2012  Trendee12  267 said:

I think the idea to put the Chalkboard paint on the mugs is a fun idea. I realize the chalk will come off when washed. Can the cups be put into a dishwasher with this paint on them or must you wash the mugs by hand?

on May 06, 2012  mimi8801  15,042 said:

This is awesome... I just got some great ideas to incorporate into my house once while I'm spring cleaning.

on May 06, 2012  Henrys  815 said:

Not for me but cute for someone else.

on May 06, 2012  DawnMackie  3,667 said:

This is so neat!!! I've never heard of this before! This could make a neat way to help kids with their homework once they're older!!

on May 03, 2012  takanikki  2,265 said:

Those are great ideas. I love how it can be used for walls, tables, pots, and table labels. I definitely want to get around to doing my guest cups like that. It would be so great for when I have lots of guests over, then they can write their names on them. :D

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