Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chalkboard Serving Platter



I have been wanting to do a project with chalkboard paint and when I saw the ideas for chalkboard serving platters and trays here and here on Pinterest, I was inspired. It was simple, quick and the possibilities for creative uses with this platter are endless. Wouldn't it be cute to use for any holiday and write a greeting? Or, put a variety of cheeses and label them right on the platter? And, for tailgating season, I will be writing Go State in green chalk!

The thing that I wondered about was cleaning the platter after use, but I was happy to see both the chalk and all food residue can be wiped off easily, with a damp paper towel.

I'm looking forward to using this tray often as the fall season approaches. Here is a simple tutorial on how I made it. The inexpensive platter is from Target and the paint is Martha Stewart brand, from Michaels.


1. Lightly sand platter where chalkboard paint will go and wipe clean. Dry well.

2. Paint 1st coat; allow to dry completely. Paint 2nd coat; allow to dry at least 24 hours.

3. Write your message and enjoy :-)


Have a great day!


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  1. Great idea:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  2. Yours turned out really cute. My girls made me one for Christmas last year and I love it!

  3. Love it! I tired this once and I think I wrote on it too early....need to put another coat on. Have a great day!

  4. Very clever...I especially like the idea for a cheese platter.

  5. Very, very cute project...and so versatile! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #15…it's live now. Hope to see you there!

  6. This turned out great!! And I love the idea of putting a holiday greeting on them!

  7. Stopping by from Happy Hour....What a sweet, simple idea. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Cute idea. I can see it being used for so many fun things. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Cute! love chalkboard things!Pinned

  11. Super cute project! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  12. So fun! Love this idea.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Such a good idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

  14. So cute! I actually wrote a post on how to clean chalkboard which works really well. (After a while the chalk sometimes starts to look a bit dirty.). Coca cola works great! Try it. :)

  15. What a clever idea, I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. Amazing idea, Vicki! Love it! Chalkboard is so much fun! I read recently that someone didn't understand why we're using so much chalkboard in our decor....it's just looks great and is so versatile! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. What a great idea! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

  18. Stopping by to let you know that you had one of the top views tonight at the party! Thanks again for sharing with us. Hope you are having a great weekend. :)


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