DIY Chalkboard Tray

This Chalkboard Tray is a fun and functional DIY project that that works as a cute chalkboard sign or use it as is for a chalkboard food serving tray!

 This Chalkboard Tray is a fun and functional DIY project that is perfect for so many uses.  Throw it on a stand and you suddenly have a cute chalkboard sign or use it as is for a chalkboard serving tray you can easily label foods with!

 

For an even more frugal craft, you could even use an old baking sheet for a similar look

This Chalkboard Tray is a fun and functional DIY project that that works as a cute chalkboard sign or use it as is for a chalkboard food serving tray! 

DIY Chalkboard Tray

Materials:

Rust-o-leum Chalkboard spray paint: $4-$5 at major retailers

 

Metal tray – you can find simply ones at Dollar Tree for only $1. I found mine at a local thrift shop for only $1.

 

Chalk – less than $0.50 at Walmart and Target

 

This Chalkboard Tray is a fun and functional DIY project that that works as a cute chalkboard sign or use it as is for a chalkboard food serving tray!

Directions:

 

#1. Make sure your tray is clean. Lay down a large piece of paper or an old sheet in a well ventilated area such as a garage. Spray the Rust-o-leum paint evenly over the front of the tray covering it evenly and completely with paint, (see photo).

 

#2. Let dry several hours and repeat the step one evenly coating it again with paint. Again, let try for several hours – I’d even suggest overnight. You don’t want it chipping or smudging if it’s not completely dry.

 

Repeat the process on the back side of the tray.

 

That’s it – simply and easy! To clean, if you cannot find a chalkboard eraser (they are HARD to find now, trust me, I looked), simply use a damp paper towel or even baby wipes to clean the tray.

 

This Chalkboard Tray is a fun and functional DIY project that that works as a cute chalkboard sign or use it as is for a chalkboard food serving tray!

Jill is a teacher turned stay at home mom. She enjoys photography, organizing, cooking and DIY home ideas.

 

 

9 thoughts on “DIY Chalkboard Tray

  1. The Chalk Board spray paint is an awesome product to have in the house/garage. So many great uses. Love the tray idea, we could sure use one here! Whether for my little girl or my teen….

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