10 Creative Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Chalkboard paint has exploded into the party-planning arena. It's incredibly easy to work with and can be used in so many different ways that it's become one of the staple tools of party planners and hostesses all over.

From personalized partyware to clever decor, we've gotten creative with chalkboard paint in a number of ways, but the possibilities are endless with how you can use it. Take a peek at the top 10 easy and creative ways we're using chalkboard paint at our parties.

Get some chalkboard paint of your own and get crafting!


  • We turned a piece of wood we had into a big party sign with some leftover molding and lots of chalkboard paint. This crafty party idea is great because you can use the sign over and over and in so many different ways.

  • Chalkboard paint turns used wine bottles into table markers with just a single coat. Customize with table numbers or even write special messages for your party on them.

  • Turn old containers like paint cans into clever centerpieces you can customize to fit the occasion. We filled our chalkboard centerpiece with pretty DIY paper flowers to go along with our theme.

  • This nifty chalkboard party idea is great for serving trays. You can label foods to let guests know what the options are or even give a head's up should someone have an allergy. In its simplest form, this craft idea adds a touch of fun to any display.

  • Dip the bases your wine glasses into a can of chalkboard paint. Not only will they replace the charms you use to keep track what glass belongs to who, they'll do double duty to tell you what they're drinking, too! You easily use these as place card settings, too.

  • We've shown you a few simple ways to use chalkboard paint with wine tastings or dinner parties, but check this complete table runner out from Rock Your Party! What a neat way to tell guests what to taste with what.

    Image via Rock Your Party

  • My sister isn't a big cake person (I eat enough for the both of us!) but she'd love this crafty chalkboard alternative. Though it's non-edible, it's totally funky and ready for fun.

    Image via Craftzine

  • A fun way to add personalized flair to any celebration is with customized labels for glasses. We love the way the ladies over at Beautiful Mess turned mason jars into custom glasses with chalkboard tape. You could easily do this with paint, too!

    Image via Beautiful Mess

  • Have some fun at your next party with a photo booth. Use chalkboard paint to craft props that look like thought balloons. It's a fun way to entertain guests of all ages.

    Image via Hostess with the Mostess

  • Turn to chalkboard paint around the holidays - paint anything from Christmas ornaments to Easter eggs with the crafty paint and get creative!

    Image via Style at Home

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