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Friday, July 23, 2010

Mini Chalkboards

My sister's 40th birthday is coming up and I am throwing her a party next Saturday. It will be held outdoors in my backyard and I am doing a "Build Your Own Burger Bar" for the menu. I really love the idea of fancy paper tags to identify dishes of food as I have seen on other blogs. But I was thinking about something reusable. On another blog I frequent, I saw someone use mini-chalkboards as food identifiers. I thought I would try it out.

I went to Michael's and purchased a package of mini wooden plaques for $5.00. I think there were at least 15 in the package, but I am not using them all. I thought it was nice that they came in a few different shapes instead of just square or just round.

I then spray primed them...

and painted them with two coats of chalkboard paint. I allowed four hours between coats.

I bought some little metal plate stands at Walmart for $1.00 each. Here is the finished product:

I wish my handwriting was a little better. It also helps to use a pencil sharpener to sharpen the chalk so you get nice, clean script. Fun, huh? And reusable! I have at least two more parties I can use these for: my daughter's 2nd birthday party in August and my husband's 40th birthday party in November.


  1. I love these!! What a great idea! Can't wait to see pictures from the Build A Burger party. :)

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  2. Ok #1 those are adorable. #2 I did not know you were from Sycamore. My cousins live in Hampshire and Huntley. Next time I am in the area we should do lunch!

  3. Beckie, please send me an email when you are in the area. I would love to do lunch! Hampshire is a lovely little town. We own a rental property there. Such as small world!

  4. These are so cute! And I love that they are reuseable. Can't wait to hear how the party went!

  5. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  6. I love these! I'm going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and getting some wood plaques to make my own. I think that I will drill a couple of holes in them and attach them to baskets.

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