The back-to-school season is in full swing and to honor that oh-so-wonderful time of year, I thought we could talk about fun chalkboard paint crafts today.
What could be more fun than chalkboard paint projects and what better time to tackle a project like this then when the kids return to school?
Before I begin, I must disclose that I am absolutely obsessed with chalkboard paint and chalkboard paint projects.
Don’t believe me?
Check out our outdoor chalkboard door, our chalkboard lunchbox station, our chalkboard pumpkin people, our chalkboard cookie jars, even our homework stations are adorned with chalkboards.
I, basically, have chalkboard paint under my nails almost every day and I have even accidentally spray painted my feet a time or two with chalkboard spray paint.
It just goes to show that the possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS with chalkboard paint and how much fun these projects are.
Today I wanted to show you all of the fun DIY chalkboard paint projects you could try in your home with items that are cheap and easy to find.
Just doing this gathering of ideas is quite dangerous for me because I am already planning my next trip out there to do these fun projects!
You won’t believe how fun or how easy the projects are that we are featuring today!
Personalize a Mug
Plain white mugs can often be found inexpensively just about everywhere, but I am particularly in love with this chalkboard paint mug because it can also be a great way to cover up a mug that has a company logo on it.
I am madly in love with this adorable mug from Craft-Werk because it can be personalized to its recipient or even personalized just for yourself.
Check out the tutorial to find out how to create & cut your silhouette for your very own “moi mug.” (@ Craft-Werk)
Organize Your Family
‘Tis the season for getting organized so why not do it with a magnetic chalkboard calendar that can be personalized just for your family.
To create this craft, head to your favorite second-hand store to find the perfect frame in the size you need for your wall.
Spray paint the frame a color to match your home and then, utilizing some cut-to-order sheet metal, create a surface to jot down all of your families activities.
Visit PSA Stamp Camp to find the tutorial for this magnetic chalkboard calendar. (@ PSA Stamp Camp)
Organize a Junk Drawer
One trip down the housewares aisle and I am sure you will spot many a jar that could use a good home.
Open one drawer in my home and you will quickly see that creating a chalkboard jar organization system
would be a lot better than the exploding drawers that are currently residing in my office.
I love this fun and easy chalkboard mason jar storage from It All Started With Paint.
Have no fear if you only find yourself with jars and no lids.
Create a Chalkboard Labeled Cabinet
There are so many places that are a wonderful resource for gently-loved furniture and just about any piece could be transformed into useful and organized storage with the addition of a little chalkboard paint.
I love the functionality of this beautiful chalkboard-painted piece
featured on homelife
for one clear reason…it showcases the beauty of chalkboard paint in other colors.
This piece is not only eye-catching, but it also offers smart functionality for kitchen storage.
Personalize Your Stemware
Anything to prevent ending up with the wrong glass at parties is a win for me and I have fallen in love with this idea to add a chalkboard stem to a wine glass
from Always Order Dessert.
If you head to your local thrift store you will find a lot of beautiful stemware that just might not match together.
Adding a chalkboard stem to each wine glass
adds a little cohesiveness to a mismatched set and makes for a fun addition to your entertaining supplies. (@ Always Order Dessert
Make Dining Fun Again
Do you have a worn table in need of a face-lift?
Maybe you have spotted a table at a garage sales or Goodwill that could use a little personal touch to it?
I love the idea of adding this touch to both dining tables or to craft tables.
Consider adding a thought-starter question
to the table, adding the evening’s menu, or simply labeling the food that is laid out for the meal.
Check out this fun table makeover from design sponge for some inspiration for your thrift store purchase (@ design sponge
Add Food Labels to the Buffet
Is a chalkboard table too big of a commitment?
Consider visiting the housewares section for simple small frames
instead and give them a new look with chalkboard paint.
Did you know that chalkboard paint can be applied to glass?
To make mismatched frames feel part of a set, spray paint them all in one color like this cheery yellow! (@ MomAdvice
Have you tried any chalkboard paint projects in your home? Share your success stories here!
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