• 10 Projects for Leftover Chalkboard Paint

    So I bought some chalkboard paint for a recent project and with most things I buy, I went overboard. I decided to research ways to use up the last of it and came across hundreds of these ideas… here’s 10 of my favorites!

    1. Wine dip glasses – tutorial over at Just short of crazy, these look like a cute idea for parties and dinners or an alternative to seating placement cards at weddings.

    2. Chalkboard Fridge – Although this isn’t exactly leftover paint project material it is a great idea that looks amazing! What Erin Lauray did to update her fridge is a great alternative to magnets and an easy way to write lists.

    3. Sticky Labels – over at Hoosier homemade they have a nifty tutorial about how to make chalkboard sticky labels.

    4. Glass Labels – Never fight over who’s glass is who’s again! paint straight onto glasses for a funky label twist.

    5. Chalkboard coasters – Over at Happy Happy Nester they turned cork coasters into funky chalkboard named ones! – this is the perfect project if you don’t have much paint left!

      *Psst: I bet you could make matching place mats too!*

    6. Herb Garden Planters – This gorgeous idea from Tried and True uses stencils to make labels for outdoor herbs! stay organised and have great garden decor all at once!

    7. Chalkboard Decorative Bottles – Over at Something Peach they’ve come up with a really chic table decoration that doubles up as a vase too (how multi-functional)

    8. Mason jar candles – This is probably my favorite from from Heart.Love.Always, her idea is to use them as wedding centerpieces but I also think they would look fab at summer garden parties or BBQ’s – the possibilities are endless with this little gem!

    9. Chalk blocks – These are a great multi-functional idea for teaching the kids numbers and letters as well as building – you could even get them to help with the painting too! – something a little different to help with their learning!

    10. Travel activity board – Another great kid chalkboard paint project from b-inspired mama – what a great way to keep the kids entertained in the car!!

    Added Bonus:

    In my research I found a great recipe for your own chalkboard paint (if you are so inclined – I haven’t tried it though) from  – Amy over at the idea room

    If you have any other ideas that you would like to share then leave a link in a comment and i’ll take a look :)

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15 Responses so far.

  1. Wow, I literally went down this post saying to myself oh I could do that to every one. I really am going to do some of them. Great ideas. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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  2. Fionnuala says:

    Brilliant ideas – thanks for doing the research or me. I have half a tin left after painting a blackboard on my kitchen wall. I was planning to use it on my son’s play shop but those stencilled plant pots look gorgeous so maybe I’ll give them a go instead.
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  3. Jenny Eaves says:

    Fantastic ideas! I especially love the herb planters and chalk and magnet tray. Will have to check out the chalk paint recipe too, I’m sure it would be cheaper than the bought kind.
    Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to #HowtoSunday :) x
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  4. […] ribbons, bows, jar toppers, or even painting the glass. For a silouette look why not see my “10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint” post to really spruse them […]

  5. […] You can decorate your jars however you like include: bows, ribbons or even decorating the glass. You could try using chalkboard paint to create a silouette effect! – for more chalkboard paint inspiration checkout my other post “10 Projects for leftover chalkboard paint” […]

  6. Naomi says:

    This is great. I love the wine glass one. That would be perfect for our Christmas party! #HowtoSunday

  7. This is such a brilliant post. I saw a post the other day where you paint wood discs with chalk board paint to make a nature writing block. Will be trying some of these myself :-)

  8. I love these ideas!! They are fantastic!! I never thought you could use the challkboard paint like that!! The Mason Jar Candles are my favourites!! The fridge look fab. The coaster too!! OMG I love the all!!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and for also being so kind and spreading so much love around this linky!! You have done so many comments and I’m grateful for that!! :-) xx
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    • Charlotte says:

      I know right! I didn’t realise it would paint on glass but I gave it a go and it does (it takes a couple of coats though!) No worries that’s what it’s all about :) plus I love #KCACOLS everyone is always very friendly

  9. I was thinking of getting chalkboard paint for my daughters bedroom wall but I love these ideas with my favourites being the wine glass ones and the blocks too.#KCACOLS
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  10. These are splendid ideas and I must admit I was really taken with the fridge one. It is so unusual but lovely. xx #KCACOLS
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  11. I was just thinking about chalkboard paint the other day for my spice rack jars – I LOVE all of these ideas they are fab. The herb garden planters and the mason candle jars are my favourite – I think if I ever get the time I will give them a go!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!
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  12. I love the fridge! #KCACOLS

  13. I love this post. I’m not very creative so this is so useful for me. I especially love the fridge and mason jars idea! Thanks for sharing it with us X #KCACOLS

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