Get creative with one of these chalkboard crafts! You’re going to love this collection of cute chalkboard ideas for beginners. Great projects for gifts, home decor, crafts, and more.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see a video of my top chalkboard painting tips! These are very helpful, especially if you plan to do several projects.
So I have a recent obsession – chalkboard paint. Don’t laugh at me . . . I know it’s been popular for quite awhile! And I’ve been using chalkboard paint for quite awhile too, but I’ve never loved it as much as I do now, for some reason. I just love chalkboard DIY projects I guess!
The last jar had been stored away for awhile, and recently I broke it out of the stash to do a project – and that reignited my passion. does that ever happen to you?
I’m trying to figure out a bunch of ways to use chalkboard paint these days, so I put together a collection of over 35 ideas that inspire me (I’ve also throw in a few that use “pre-chalkboarded” surfaces like fabric for good measure).
Tips for Using Chalkboard Paint
I wanted to share a few tips for using this paint if you’re a newbie. Here are five important things you should know:
You can buy it in both brush-on and spray paint forms.
It can be used on many surfaces: wood, terra cotta, paper mache, canvas, and most porous surfaces.
A soft bristle brush, roller, or sponge applicator is the best way to apply.
It is best to apply several thin coats of paint, letting it dry between coats (for 1 hour).
Painted projects should be “conditioned” before use with real chalk (not chalk markers). Follow the instructions on the bottle.
Most chalkboard paint can only be used with real chalk and not chalk markers. Be sure to test your paint in a corner before writing on it with the markers.
Don’t seal your surface! You won’t be able to write on it anymore if you seal over the top.
Are you ready to see some chalkboard crafts? Grab a bottle of chalkboard paint and pick your favorite idea from the list below.
Are you looking for some great chalkboard DIY projects? Check out these must try craft ideas!
In five minutes your kids can draw on the front of the fridge on not get in trouble, with this special contact paper. Later you can remove it, which is nice. Chalkboard paint makes a great appliance paint if you want to use that instead of the contact paper, FYI.
Don't you love this faux fireplace drawn out of chalk? I can't get over how awesome it is! If you don't have handy artist around, I'm sure you could get this look with an image of fireplace logs and an overhead projector to provide a template to trace onto your chalkboard paint.