DIY Roundup: 5 Things You Can Do With Blackboard Paint

love chalkboard paint! It seems like every week I see a new way to use it and can’t help but get excited. Here are a few of my favorite chalkboard paint projects I’ve seen recently, try them out and tell me how it goes! If you want to check out the tutorial for each project, just click on the pictures.

DIY Chalkboard Paint from Going Home to Roost

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Before you get started painting everything you own with chalkboard paint (kidding!) you’ll have to make some chalkboard paint! This tutorial shows you how to make your own chalkboard paint in any color you want, so you don’t have to stick with basic black!




DIY Chalkboard Mug from Wit and Whistle

DIY Chalkboard Mug

I really love this DIY project. A little chalkboard paint makes this mug personalized and fun. Write your name, draw a little design, or just express ownership by writing a big ‘ol “MINE” on it!





DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses from Just Short of Crazy

DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses

Perfect for a party, no one will forget whose glass is whose with these chalkboard wine glasses. Just write the name of your guests on the bottom and everyone will have a glass they can call their own! When the party is over, just wash the glasses and they’re good as new!





DIY Chalkboard Wall from DIY Network

DIY Chalkboard Wall

Ah, the chalkboard wall. Paint an entire accent wall with chalkboard paint or just a small portion for writing grocery lists and other messages. If you don’t want the stark black look on your wall this is the perfect time to make your own chalkboard paint in your chosen color.



DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall Decor from Song of Style

DIY Chalkboard Wall Decor

If you’d rather keep your walls free of chalkboard paint, but still want the fun functionality of it, try this DIY project! Just paint a board and frame it with the decorative frame of your choice. The result is something beautiful you can write on and that can be moved around as you see fit. You can use standard chalk to write on the board, or get a little more colorful with chalk ink markers.