Chalkboard Charger Plates

16 Dec

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If you’ve been following my blog, you have probably noticed I love Chalkboard Spray Paint! I think it is just the neatest thing, and makes it so easy to customize any gift. Truthfully, I’ve only ever purchased one can of it. It has just lasted me a long time. One of the main reasons I post links to other craft blogs is to keep a ready list of crafts I want to try eventually. I’ve succeeded and can now check this link off my list! Allow me to show off my Chalkboard Charger Plates Tutorial:

Supplies You’ll Need:
Chargers (available by the box at Bed Bath And Beyond, or single at Dollar Tree- at least locally)
Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint
Chalk ink Wet Wipe Markers
I bought 8 Chargers at Bed Bath & Beyond for 1.25 each, only to find out from a co-worker that they are being sold at Dollar Tree… oh well, 25 cents… next time I’ll do more homework.(Round Melamine Charger Set of 4 – Gold (13″))

Chalkboard Charger PlatesThe Chalkboard Spray Paint I bought at Wal-mart for $3. I had been doing research on this before purchasing, and in my area the price varied. Hobby Lobby sold it for $7.99, Michael’s $6.79, Home Depot $5.14, Lowe’s $5.24, Amazon $9.04 (Krylon I00807 Chalkboard Aerosol Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Black). I just happened to be at Wal-Mart and decided to look to see if they carried it. I found it for $2.99 and bought it right then and there. It was the cheapest I had found.Chalkboard Charger PlatesAs with all products, read the directions and follow step by step. For this specific brand of spray paint, you need a minimum of 2 coats in order for the “chalkboard” effect to work. You have to wait 24 hours AFTER it has dried before using it as a chalkboard. The drying didn’t take very long, and it still would have been faster had it not been WINTER here in Missouri.Chalkboard Charger PlatesI took them to my mother in law’s house for Thanksgiving to use as our place settings. She always has a more formal dinner for holidays, so I knew the nice china would be out. If you look closely at the photo, you will also see that we experimented on the gauntlets with the Chalk Ink. It was fun.Chalkboard Charger PlatesThe Chalk Ink that I bought came in a pack of 4 for $11.99 at Michael’s (I literally could not find ANY other store that sold them except online. I used my 40% off coupon at Michael’s and the total came out to be just under $8 after tax). I bought the “Earthly” pack colors, and for Christmas we will whip these out again and use the Red ink for our place settings. (Also available at Amazon: NeoChalk Liquid Chalk Marker Chisel Tip-Set of 8)

I’m so proud! I love them.
* please note, these were done on CHARGERS not real plates. You can NOT eat off of chalkboard spray painted surfaces.

20 Responses to “Chalkboard Charger Plates”

  1. Maureen December 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    They are really, really cute. I love chalkboard paint too and I have found that the price really varies in this area too.

  2. DANA December 20, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    Hello! I found you at Pinkapotamus and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana

  3. Jana December 21, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    What a fun idea!

    Come link up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

  4. Selina December 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Found you off tots tuesday link up. These are so fun! I recently bought a can of chalk paint (Wal-mart is best!) but I haven’t chalked anythhing up yet. Anyway – love spray paint too!


  5. Christine Jargick December 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    cool, good to know your source! I would have gone to Home Depot for this, glad you can save me some $$. I have been planning a chalkboard project for a while, it is on the back burner until the holidays are over 🙂 Your chargers are way cute.

  6. Donnie December 22, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    These look really cool. I bookmarked the directions and hope to make them after Christmas. Thanks so much.

  7. Stacy December 22, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    So cool! I just used chalkboard paint for the fisrt time a couple days ago and I think I am hooked too. Thanks for linking these up today!

  8. Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three December 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I actually have some leftover chalkboard paint from another project so thanks!
    New blog hop follower. Happy Holidays!

  9. Kassi @ Truly Lovely December 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    This is a great idea!!! I linked my chalkboard paint project up to Sugar & Dots too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. kenziekylanmom December 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    VERY cute idea! I love it. I’m one of your newest followers from the blog hop. Hope you can hop on over to my blog sometime

  11. Sandy@Life Began In A Garden December 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Great idea! I, too, am loving the chalkboard spray paint, and also still on my first can! It just lasts and lasts 😉

  12. Marlis December 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    What a cute idea.. I think my grandkids would absolutely love this.. and you’ve got built in place cards.. thanks for the tutorial.. Merry Christmas

  13. Mid-Atlantic Martha December 25, 2010 at 2:51 am #

    A really cute idea! Would be great fun for the kids too.

  14. AllieMakes! December 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    That is great! You can totally personalize them! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  15. CAS December 28, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    What a terrific idea. I’m thinking this would be so cute for a birthday party or any number of different occasions. Wow, thanks for this fun idea.

  16. Sweet Bee Cottage December 28, 2010 at 6:22 am #

    I am addicted to chalkboard paint and I adore this idea. Just bought some chalkboard ink markers too but I didn’t get the discount. Bummers! Love, love, love this idea.

  17. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma December 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Love these. I especially like that it adds some informality to place settings…

    {I have an addiction to chalk ink as well! Thank God for coupons at Michaels!}

    p.s. You will be featured this week. I am also relisting these at this week’s party {since most of blogosphere has been dormant b/c of the holidays}

    happy new year!

  18. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma December 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    oh yea. pick up the “I’ve been freshly featured” button that is on my sidebar…


  19. Lori@Paisley Passions December 30, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing it on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon 🙂

  20. Dario Bealer July 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

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