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DIY Chalkboard Chargers

There are so many ways to dress up a place setting at the table – unique glasses, festive linens, or flowers. But, what if you want to take it one step further to make sure each guest feels extra special and appreciated?

Try adding a creative twist to each individual place setting by creating personalized chalkboard chargers! Not only do guests love seeing their name in print, but they also double as a conversation starter for those who don’t know each other and are sitting by each other for the first time!

Allow yourself to get creative by testing out new calligraphy skills or adding a creative design to each charger. Follow the steps below to set the stage for a unique gathering.

  • 4-6 charger plates
  • Latex primer
  • Black chalkboard paint
  • Chalk

Step 1: Wipe down charger plates for dirt or dust. Prime each charger and let it dry completely.

Step 2: Once dry, paint charger with the first coat of black chalkboard paint. Let first coat dry, then apply second coat of paint.



Step 3: Let charger dry for at least 3 hours or whatever the can of paint instructs before drawing on the plates.



Step 4: Once dry, use chalk to write each dinner guests name on the outside rim of the charger plates, making sure your dinner plates do not cover the names.

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