DIY: Chalkboard Charm

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Photos By: Mary Swenson

Chalkboards are all the rage in the design world lately, and they're also an easy way to add a bit of unexpected character to your wedding day! Whether you're going for a casual, country, or even chic look, check out our ideas on how you can incorporate this fun element into your event.
 
When we stumbled upon this amazing blackboard oilcloth, we knew we had to somehow use it in one of our do-it-yourself projects. It's a dream to write on, and the chalk easily washes off with a damp cloth, so the oilcloth can be used over and over again. We cut ours to fit a large white frame and wrote guests' seat assignments on it to create a modern-looking seating chart.
 
Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio; Ribba frame from Ikea
 
 
Cut the oilcloth to make a dramatic place mat for each table setting; write the guest's name across the top in lieu of a place card.
 
Sources: Oilcloth from Bell'Occhio
 
 
We cut tags from cardstock and sprayed them with chalkboard spray paint to create super-easy place cards.
 
Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon
 
 
These adorable mini-chalkboards are a perfect size for place cards; wind them around napkins or favors for a charming look.
 
Source: Mini-chalkboards by Darice from Joann Fabrics
 
 
Votive holders or small cups can also get the spray-paint treatment; fill them with bright flowers for a glamorous favor, and write guests' names on the front for added personalization. 
 
Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon
 
 
When black is matte, it looks sophisticated and soft -- and is a fabulous compliment to a floral arrangement. We spray painted a vase with chalkboard paint, wrote the table number on the front, and filled with pretty pale tulips. Volia! An inexpensive centerpiece that still looks dramatic.
 
Source: Chalkboard spray paint by Krylon
 
 
We hung a page from this blackboard album around an old wooden box, wrote the table number on the front, and then filled it with floppy flowers. The result? A casual, rustic centerpiece that's truly unique.
 
Source: Blackboard chipboard album by Cosmo Cricket
 
 

 

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Last Updated: September 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm
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