Awesome and Easy DIY Chalkboard Placemats With Video
Are you looking for chalkboard placemats? Love to recycle something you already have and turn it into something new? Below you will find how I made table placemats into chalkboards that have multiple uses!
Chalkboard Placemats Materials:
- Table Placemats
- Folk Art Chalkboard Paint
Awesome and Easy DIY Chalkboard Placemats With Video
Chalkboard Placemats Instructions:
1. I started by cleaning the place mats to free them off all dust, dirt, oils, and debris.
2. I painted each of them with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint. I followed the instructions on the back giving them 2 coats and letting them dry completely.
3. I then seasoned the place mats with chalk. This is done by coloring the entire surface with chalk. It’s an important step as this is what allows the surface to be erased. Missing this step causes the writing to stick to the paint.
4. After the entire piece is colored in, I erased each one.
5. They are ready to be used – use white or colorful chalk.
These can be used for so many different things –
- Place markers
- Homework – math problems, spelling words,
- Doodling – imagination starters
- And they can be great as lap trays – either in the house or perhaps on a car ride!
Now grab that piece of chalk, dry erase crayons, and have fun with these unique placemats!
This is a great way for family members to have fun together, place the chalkboard mats on the dinner table and use them at dinner time. We have used them at our dining table as well during holidays.
If you don’t love chalk you can look for dustless chalk, and use other things like chalkboard markers, chalk markers, or chalk crayons.
Get creative and make themed chalkboard placemats for any occasion. When it’s time to clean up these DIY chalkboard placemats clean them off with a baby wipe, or damp cloth.
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Those are some fun placemats! My grandmother used to have an entire cabinet filled with placemats and I used to love picking out which one to use; if she had had chalkboard ones I’m pretty sure they would have been my favorite! Pinned.
You are so sweet Joanne, thank you so much. I loved reading your memory too – thank you so much for sharing.
Oh what a fabulous idea! They look great and I am sure are great fun to use. My son and I painted wooden placements several years ago and we still enjoy using them every day. #MMBC
Thank you Lisa, and I loved reading your story wit your son – thanks for sharing 🙂
What a fun project!
Thank you so much Tamar 🙂
Fun for all ages! I would definitely doodle on it LOL. I pinned your great idea. Visiting from Tuesdays at our Home.
Thank you Allyson, I love that you would doodle on it – me too 🙂 thanks for stopping by
What a great way to add some fun to dinner time!
Thank you RoseAnn, we are putting them to great use.
These are such a great idea! Who doesn’t love to doodle at the table? How fun!
Thank you so much Michelle, we are having tons of fun with them.
Cute and fun! I love chalkboards, and I love the idea of having chalkboard placemats. My daughter could doodle while she waits for her food to cool down.
Thank you and I love that idea!
I love this idea, Chas! What a fun way to repurpose those old placemats. Kids could have lots of fun with them!
Thank you so much Beverly, we are having so much fun with them.
Chalkboard placements are such a fun idea! Does the heat from a plate affect the paint/chalk at all?
Thanks Alexandra, we let them cure before use. We haven’t had trouble yet, but our plates aren’t that hot.
What a fun idea! You can write fun messages to each other each day. Thanks for linking up at The Ultimate Pinterest Party this week!
Thank you Ali, I’m so glad you think so.
This is genius!! I LOVE this idea! I know my kiddos would adore these and they would be well used!
Thank you very much Sarah, we’re putting them to great use.
What a fab idea! They look like great fun and would be something that my boys would like!
Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂
Thank you so much and I love that your boys might like them as well. We’re having a ton of fun with them.
Very creative, Chaz! This is one of my features for the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. Thanks for linking up.
Thank you so much Kristie, you are so sweet. I’ll see you at the next one and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Love it, and yes can be used in so many ways……little notes to family, keeping score……thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
Thank you so much Sara, and I’m so excited you think so too. Thanks for stopping by and for another wonderful party.
This is such a great idea with so many different uses! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Thank you so much Ann, we are having a ton of fun with them.
Great idea. I don’t think I would have thought to upcycle them this way. Love it. Thanks for visiting each week with us at #HomeMattersParty
Thank you Donna, I’m thrilled you like them 🙂 See you at the next one.
What a brilliant idea. Upcycling at it’s best!
Thank you Julie 🙂
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you so much Marilyn, hope you’re safe, well, and having a wonderful week.
I love making things with chalkboard paint! These are so cool!
Thank you so much Niky, it’s so addicting isn’t it?
Wonderful idea and all your ideas are great. You must have a great mind to think of all the items that you can work with.
I do have to say though, I have never seen any placemats like those. I’ve only seen material ones.
Thank you so much Marie, you just made my day friend. They were unique placemats, that’s true. I do know you can paint this chalk paint onto thicker fabric placemats too and have fun with them. I have also painted baking sheets with chalkboard paint and used them as lap trays or placemats too 🙂
Yeah Chas’ another winner! I don’t know how I missed this before or maybe the timing wasn’t just right, but I have some older placemats that I’ve been trying to decide whether to keep or replace. Now I have another option. I just have to find my chalk paint. LOL Mine are blue vinyl so I don’t know if the paint will stick. Luckily one of the place mats has a purple mark across it. I was going to toss it, but kept it “just in case.” LOL I can try this on that one. I’ll scuff it up with some sandpaper or 0000 steel wool and maybe even add a coat of primer to help it stick. Any other thoughts?
Thanks Linda and I’m thrilled you want to try it. I know those grandkids will have so much fun with them. Let me know how it goes painting and if it lasts for you on those vinyl placemats.
Chas, this is brilliant. I have some of those placemats hiding in my china cabinet right now. You’ve inspired me to dig them out and transform them!
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you so much Richella, I’m thrilled you like them and are inspired to create them as well. Thank you for the feature and I’ll see you at the next party.