25 Creative DIY Chalkboard Projects

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Are you sick of chalkboard projects? Not me! In fact, my chalkboard fascination has pretty much replaced my obsession to rope everything in sight. Now I just want to cover anything and everything in chalkboard paint, lol.


Today I am sharing 25 creative DIY chalkboard projects. There are sooooo many fun projects out there, including a slew of chalkboard wedding ideas, but that will have to be a separate post. Click on the link to view the individual post.

25 Creative DIY Chalkboard Projects

1. DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray via Shanty 2 Chic


2. DIY Chalkboard Clipboard via Anderson + Grant


3. DIY Chalkboard Globe via Rapscallion


4. DIY Faux Zinc and Chalkboard File Cabinet via Pretty Handy Girl


5. Upcycled Pizza Pan Chalkboard Clock via Too Much Time on my Hands


6. DIY Chalkboard Calendar via Thistlewood Farms


7. DIY Chalkboard Easel via Our Vintage Home Love


8. DIY Chalkboard Distressed Crates via Saved by Love Creations


9. DIY Chalkboard Canisters via Carrie Bradshaw Lied


10. DIY Chalkboard Wood Slab via Bronze Budget Bride


11. DIY Chalkboard Labeled Drink Dispenser via Create.Craft.Love.


12. DIY Chalkboard Drawer via The Shabby Creek Cottage

diy industrial chalkboard drawer

13. DIY Chalkboard Planters via Tried & True


14. DIY Chalkboard Magnet via Alderberry Hilldiy-chalkboard-frame-magnet

15. DIY Chalkboard Style Tags out of Coasters via Creating a Life


16. Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tiles via Confessions of a Plate Addict

Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place Cards

17. DIY Chalkboard Frame via French Country Cottage


18. DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle via Heart Love Weddings


19. DIY Mason Jar Chalkboard Tags via Blissfully Ever After


20. DIY Giant Chalk Wall Art via Burlap and Denim


21.  DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs via Hostess with the Mostess


22. DIY Chalk Holder via Dimples and Tangles


23. Simplified Chalkboard Drawing Tutorial via Ella Claire Inspired


24. Chalkboard Font Combos via Yellow Bliss Road

Top Eight favorite chalkboard font combinations

25. DIY Chalkboard Clothespins via Upcycled Treasures (that’s me!). I don’t have a post on these little cuties, but all I did was spray paint some clothespins and then write on them with chalk. Easy peasy! I will be using these to display photos at our wedding on my chicken wire photo frame.



  • Thanks so much for featuring my clipboard….I’m so grateful! You have an amazing collection of chalkboard ideas!
    Jamie |

    July 26, 2013
  • Jill

    thanks for all the great cb ideas! and thanks for giving us the mailing list choices. just please don’t ever stop posting dreamy pics of Ryan, I love all the encouraging things he says!

    July 26, 2013
    • Hi Jill! I agree- I just looove all of Ryan’s encouraging words, lol. I am working on getting a 2nd blog up that will be specifically for wedding projects and ideas, but figured it would probably be a good idea to give subscription options so no one has to receive emails on wedding stuff if they don’t want to 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

      July 30, 2013
  • I’m obsessed with that file cabinet! SO cool. Also love the burlap and denim wall. So many great ideas!

    July 27, 2013
    • Hi Katie! Yes, that cabinet is ah-mazing and so is that wall! I need to go chalkboard paint something here soon…

      July 30, 2013
  • Hi Katie,
    What a great collection! Thanks so much for including my tags!

    Creating a Life

    July 26, 2013
    • Thanks Jeanette! I just love how you used old coasters to make the tags – so clever!

      July 30, 2013
  • Katie, this is a great roundup! Thanks for including my chalkboard crates. I am sharing all this all over. That Ryan pic is fantastic. Ha!

    July 27, 2013
  • Thank you so much for sharing the canisters!! Love your blog! XO –

    July 27, 2013
    • Hi Kathleen! I LOVE your canisters, they remind me of some I saw at World Market recently. They are also so different from most of the other chalkboard canisters out there 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      July 30, 2013
  • Katie, This is such a good chalkboard project gallery! I see lots of great ideas that are new to me. I MUST make a chalkboard globe some day! Thanks so much for featuring my drawer pull chalk holders!

    July 27, 2013
    • Hi Jennifer! Your chalk holder idea is GENIUS! I’m going to incorporate that into a dresser I just made over. Thanks for the idea!

      July 30, 2013
  • Great round-up!! Thank you so much for sharing our project, Katie!! xoxo

    July 29, 2013
    • Hi Alexandra! So happy to have come across your blog, and I love your chalkboard mason jar candle holders, they are adorable! Have a great week!

      July 30, 2013
  • i am dying to use chalkboard paint on something!! love these ideas, thanks for sharing! newest follower from the FB frenzy 🙂 amanda

    July 29, 2013
    • Hi Amanda! Just looking at this post again makes me want to go use some chalkboard paint on something too, lol. I’m following you too, thanks for stopping by!

      July 30, 2013
  • Thanks so much for featuring my chalkboard globe project! I love all the other chalkboard ideas on here, and I’ll definitely have to try those mason jars out soon!

    July 30, 2013
    • Hi Lindsey! I love your globe and the arrows you drew on there, it’s awesome! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      July 31, 2013
  • Karen Henderson

    Love Love Love the chalkboard projects so much I hope to try all of them but make several of the mason jar candles soon. Awesome. Putting a label on the Herbs is a great idea also especially the first year for the newbies. You are wonderful Thank you for sharing.

    January 19, 2014

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