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
DIY Chalkboard Tray
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
#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.
Jill is a teacher turned stay at home mom. She enjoys photography, organizing, cooking and DIY home ideas.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!