I wanted to find a bunch of small chalk boards for Cooper’s party and wasn’t able to find exactly what I was looking for. My husband had the great idea of making them. We found small square pieces of wood at Joann’s craft store for only $.29 each. I am going to use the mini chalkboards for food signs at the table. We will be serving brunch and the food will consist of quiche, and some breakfast casseroles. Since it is not your every day party food I thought I would make signs so people are not guessing what they are eating. I am sure after this party I will have a slew of recipes to share if they turn out well. I also made a large chalkboard that says “Whoooo is Hungry?”. This will be hung above the food table. Since we have an owl theme I thought this would be perfect.
Here is what you will need:
- A piece of wood that fits your project
- Sponge paint brush
- Plaid brand chalkboard paint
- Masking tape
Apply a thick coat of the Plaid brand chalkboard paint. You could do several coats if you wanted, but to save time I just painted one thick coat.
Making your own chalkboard is so simple. You will probably never buy another chalkboard again. This paint can be applied to almost anything. I have used it on mason jars for organizing purposes. The paint can also be applied to a wall for children to color on. So clever and inexpensive!