The holiday season is officially here, and by ‘holiday’ I don’t just mean Christmas! Although that’s my favorite, Thanksgiving is first and will be here very soon! With all the festivities coming up now through January, I’m thinking about DIY projects that are focused on entertaining and gatherings. This Chalkboard Menu, made from an inexpensive thrift store serving platter is the perfect addition to any dinner party!
DIY Chalkboard Menu
I picked this pretty white platter up at my local Goodwill a couple of years ago. I had it hung on the wall using these DIY plate hangers, but after a while I just put it away hoping to someday use it again. Well I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner, so I thought it would make a great addition to my buffet in the form of a chalkboard menu!
It was as easy to do as it looks! All I used was multi-surface chalkboard paint, some foam applicators, a sharpie, and a smaller plastic platter, and of course a porcelain second hand serving platter.
Follow these directions to make your own Chalkboard Menu:
Step 1: Place the smaller plastic platter upside down in the center of a porcelain platter. Trace along the edges with the Sharpie, holding the smaller platter in steadily in place.
Step 2: Fill it in with chalk paint. Start with a small foam applicator and paint along the edges all the way around. Then fill in with the larger foam applicator. Allow it to dry completely, and give it another coat.
Step 3: Once everything is totally dry, go over the entire chalkboard painted area with chalk, then erase it. All done!
Chalkboard is really in right now, so this is perfect for a casual gathering, family party, or even something a little more upscale!
Pair your Chalkboard menu with a pretty runner like this one from Hen House Linens in “chevron aubergine”, with perfect fall shades like eggplant, mustard, grey, and black.
What second hand item can you bring back to life with chalkboard paint?