7 Creative Chalkboard DIY Projects

Chalkboard DIY details have been trending in the wedding, baby shower and party world for a few years now and we’re so inspired by all of the unique applications of this traditional schoolhouse décor. Are you obsessed with all things chalkboard? From chalk style prints and paints to true erasable surfaces, we love that chalkboard is so stylish! Try one of these seven ideas to DIY or buy:

1. Chalk the Rainbow

Now you can create chalkboard surfaces in any color! With Benjamin Moore tintable chalkboard paint, the sky…well, the rainbow… is the limit! Throwing an art party? Wow guests with a pretty pastel playroom wall that they can draw on! Take any at-home party to the next level with a fun feature that your kids can re-use over and over again. Guests of all ages will have fun writing on the walls.

DIY Pink Chalkboard Wine Glasses | Myers MaisonFor another fun project, paint the stems of wine glasses with chalkboard paint, and let guests write their names on their glass with chalk. These wine glasses painted pink are great for a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

Painting walls and wine glasses is just the beginning. Chalkboard touches are showing up in even more creative places.

2. Photo Booth Fun

This photo backdrop is personalized for your wedding with a faux chalkboard look. The black and white design suits soirees with a rustic, bohemian, or even modern style. The DIY fun begins when you incorporate unique props like reusable chalkboard signs that guests can write on.Chalkboard Photo Backdrop | Kate Aspen

3. Recycled Chalkboards

Empty wine bottles doubling as endlessly changeable party décor? Or vases? Think of the holiday options. Think of the gift giving you could do! You can create them yourself or buy them from Artistically Ashley on Etsy.

DIY Chalkboard Wine Bottles | Artistically Ashley on Etsy

4. Free Printable Labels and Signs

Little details bring an event together and make it memorable. Customize these free printable labels to create place cards or buffet labels and hang this pink lemonade sign on a big beverage dispenser.

Free Chalkboard Printable Place Card | Kate Aspen

Free Chalkboard Printable Sign | Kate Aspen

5. Fancy Fans

Here’s what we call a semi-DIY. Perfect for an outdoor wedding with a rustic feel, you can order these personalized chalkboard fans with your wedding details on one side and print a personalized menu or program for the other.

Planning Tip: Make this DIY a real breeze and gather your friends and family for an assembly party to put these together!

Personalized Chalkboard Fans | Kate Aspen

6. Reusable Runner

Speaking of party décor, what if you could turn your table runner into a dramatic (and again, utterly changeable and reusable) menu? Everyone is sure to stay at the table throughout a meal with this fun-filled table runner! Find out how to create this table runner from Hey Look and make their jaws drop at your next dinner party.

Reuseable Chalkboard Table Runner | Hey Look

7. Chalkboard Favors

Chalkboard mania has led to some pretty unique party and wedding favors. Choose practical favors, like chalkboard coasters or these charming chalkboard wine stoppers, which guests can use again and again. These favors are ready to go, but you can incorporate a unique DIY element by personalizing them with each guest’s name or a special message.

Chalkboard Coasters | Kate Aspen

Chalkboard Wine Stoppers | Kate Aspen

Shop for Chalkboard Favors and Décor | Pin Chalkboard Ideas and Inspiration

What’s your favorite chalkboard DIY? Leave a comment with your ideas below.

A Halloween-Themed Bachelorette Party

At Kate Aspen, we love being able to shower friends with favors! Andrea planned a sweet and spooky Halloween-themed bachelorette party for her friend Christinam who is getting married in December. Andrea thought of every detail from a custom banner, to table decor, favors, and more! The girls had brunch at Andrea’s house before heading out to “Fright Fest” at Six Flags. Look how Andrea used the inspiration from this blog post in her centerpiece! She also used topiary place card holders to label food on the buffet. 
Andrea didn’t forget the favors! She ordered personalized stemless wine glasses with pumpkins for the occasion. After brunch, the girls put on their shades and glowsticks and headed out to the park!

Here’s some not-so-spooky shots at Six Flags

Pin more inspiration for your “Fall Festivities” here!

Are you planning a themed bachelorette party? We would love to hear what you’re working on!

Happy Planning!