If you have never tried chalkboard paint or have a jar laying around, here are over 20 awesome chalkboard DIY projects that you HAVE to try! Great ideas 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 20 ideas that inspire me (I’ve also throw in a few that use “pre-chalkboarded” surfaces for good measure).
I wanted to share a few tips for using this paint if you’re a newbie. Here are five important things you should know:
- 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 chalkboard DIY projects should be “conditioned” before use. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
- Don’t seal your surface! You won’t be able to write on it anymore if you seal over the top.
Are you looking for some great chalkboard DIY projects? Check out the must try ideas by scrolling down!
20+ Chalkboard DIY Projects
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.
3. Wine Bottle Table Numbers
6. Chalkboard Clock
7. DIY Lazy Susan
This lazy susan is perfect for a party where you need to label your goodies. I see lazy susans at Goodwill ALL the time! If you are interested in this project, see if you can grab one from there first.
10. Chalkboard Stepping Stones
Note: if it rains your chalkboard message is going to wash off – but this is so fun for a sunny day. Great for kids and parties!
Use Mod Podge clear chalkboard topcoat to add a fun finish to any color surface! I love these door hangers because they are the perfect combination of a decoupage and chalkboard DIY.
20. Chalkboard Globe
22. Chalkboard Coffee Cups
This magnetic chalkboard combines the best of both worlds – you can hang notes on your magnet board and then write messages on it. I love that.
Ready to get my best chalkboard painting tips? Simply press “PLAY” in the center of the video below:
What are your favorite chalkboard projects? I’d love to know in the comments, as well as your best tips for using the paint!