I completely overbought chalkboard paint and so, after some research, here are some of my favourite and stylish ways to use it up, plus a bonus recipe too!

10 Projects for Leftover Chalkboard Paint

I completely overbought chalkboard paint and so, after some research, here are some of my favourite and stylish ways to use it up, plus a bonus recipe too!

So I bought some chalkboard paint for a recent project and with most things I buy, I went overboard.

I decided to research ways to use up the last of it and came across hundreds of these ideas (thank you Pinterest!) Obviously I can’t put them all here but I figured, why not share some of my favorites! Now I feel like I need to buy some more!!!

Wine dip glasses

Tutorial over at Just short of crazy, these look like a cute idea for parties and dinners or an alternative to seating placement cards at weddings.

chalkboard dip glasses
Justshortofcrazy.com

Chalkboard Fridge

Although this isn’t exactly leftover paint project material it is a great idea that looks amazing! What Erin Lauray did to update her fridge is a great alternative to magnets and an easy way to write lists.

chalkboard fridge - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
ErinLauray.com

Sticky Labels

Over at Hoosier homemade they have a nifty tutorial about how to make chalkboard sticky labels and they look amazing! Go check it out.

Hoosierhomemade.com - chalkboard labels - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
Hoosierhomemade.com

Glass Labels

Never fight over who’s glass is who’s again! paint straight onto glasses for a funky label twist. This would be great for those with kids too at dinnertime!

Domestic Charm - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
Domestic Charm

Chalkboard coasters 

Over at Happy Happy Nester they turned cork coasters into funky chalkboard named ones! – this is the perfect project if you don’t have much paint left!

happyhappynester.com - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
happyhappynester.com

*Psst: I bet you could make matching place mats too!*

Herb Garden Planters

This gorgeous idea from Tried and True uses stencils to make labels for outdoor herbs! stay organised and have great garden decor all at once! This is perfect for smaller gardens!

Triedandtrue - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
Triedandtrue

Chalkboard Decorative Bottles

Over at Something Peach they’ve come up with a really chic table decoration that doubles up as a vase too (how multi-functional) and you could even paint these in plastic for a unique twist on the baby bowling tutorial I did.

SomethingPeach - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
SomethingPeach

Mason jar candles

This is probably one of my favorites from Heart.Love.Always, her idea is to use them as wedding centerpieces but I also think they would look fab at summer garden parties or BBQ’s – the possibilities are endless with this little gem!

Heart.Love.Always - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
Heart.Love.Always

Chalk blocks

These are a great multi-functional idea for teaching the kids numbers and letters as well as building – you could even get them to help with the painting too! – something a little different to help with their learning and development!

Chalkboard blocks - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
Kidcrave

Travel activity board

I love frugal kids activities, so this chalkboard paint activity board from b-inspired mama is a great addition to the list and an excellent way to keep the kids entertained in the car!!

kid chalkboard travel board - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
b-inspiredmama

Added Bonus:

In my research, I found a great recipe for your own chalkboard paint (if you are so inclined – I haven’t tried it though) from  – Amy over at the idea room

Idearoom - chalkboard paint recipe - 10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint
TheIdearoom

If you have any other ideas that you would like to share then leave a link in a comment and I’ll take a look and perhaps I will expand the list! 

For more project inspiration check out my Pinterest Boards

I completely overbought chalkboard paint and so, after some research, here are some of my favourite and stylish ways to use it up, plus a bonus recipe too!

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox

17 Comments

  • Marge S. (#)
    September 26th, 2016

    Hi Charlotte! I had no idea you could use chalkboard paint in so many ways. I’ve never bought any, so I don’t have any leftover paint to use up, but I might just have to buy myself some now. I’ve got a million ideas running through my head. So cool! Pinning this post.

    • Charlotte (#)
      September 26th, 2016

      thanks so much! I had no idea about it until I was looking for a project for my son and boom there it was, now I probably buy too much :p

  • You Baby Me Mummy (#)
    December 9th, 2015

    Wow, I literally went down this post saying to myself oh I could do that to every one. I really am going to do some of them. Great ideas. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  • Fionnuala (#)
    December 4th, 2015

    Brilliant ideas – thanks for doing the research or me. I have half a tin left after painting a blackboard on my kitchen wall. I was planning to use it on my son’s play shop but those stencilled plant pots look gorgeous so maybe I’ll give them a go instead.

  • Jenny Eaves (#)
    November 25th, 2015

    Fantastic ideas! I especially love the herb planters and chalk and magnet tray. Will have to check out the chalk paint recipe too, I’m sure it would be cheaper than the bought kind.
    Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x

  • […] ribbons, bows, jar toppers, or even painting the glass. For a silouette look why not see my “10 projects for leftover chalkboard paint” post to really spruse them […]

  • […] You can decorate your jars however you like include: bows, ribbons or even decorating the glass. You could try using chalkboard paint to create a silouette effect! – for more chalkboard paint inspiration checkout my other post “10 Projects for leftover chalkboard paint” […]

  • Naomi (#)
    November 23rd, 2015

    This is great. I love the wine glass one. That would be perfect for our Christmas party! #HowtoSunday

  • Kelly Robinson (#)
    November 22nd, 2015

    This is such a brilliant post. I saw a post the other day where you paint wood discs with chalk board paint to make a nature writing block. Will be trying some of these myself 🙂

  • A Moment with Franca (#)
    November 14th, 2015

    I love these ideas!! They are fantastic!! I never thought you could use the challkboard paint like that!! The Mason Jar Candles are my favourites!! The fridge look fab. The coaster too!! OMG I love the all!!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and for also being so kind and spreading so much love around this linky!! You have done so many comments and I’m grateful for that!! 🙂 xx

    • Charlotte (#)
      November 14th, 2015

      I know right! I didn’t realise it would paint on glass but I gave it a go and it does (it takes a couple of coats though!) No worries that’s what it’s all about 🙂 plus I love #KCACOLS everyone is always very friendly
      xx

  • tracey bowden (#)
    November 10th, 2015

    I was thinking of getting chalkboard paint for my daughters bedroom wall but I love these ideas with my favourites being the wine glass ones and the blocks too.#KCACOLS

  • Mommy's Little Princesses (#)
    November 9th, 2015

    These are splendid ideas and I must admit I was really taken with the fridge one. It is so unusual but lovely. xx #KCACOLS

  • Maria @ Surburban Mum (#)
    November 9th, 2015

    I was just thinking about chalkboard paint the other day for my spice rack jars – I LOVE all of these ideas they are fab. The herb garden planters and the mason candle jars are my favourite – I think if I ever get the time I will give them a go!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  • Coombe Mill - Fiona (#)
    November 8th, 2015

    I love the fridge! #KCACOLS

  • Mumisthewordblog (#)
    November 7th, 2015

    I love this post. I’m not very creative so this is so useful for me. I especially love the fridge and mason jars idea! Thanks for sharing it with us X #KCACOLS

    • Charlotte (#)
      November 7th, 2015

      Me too! I like to think i’m creative until i’ve bought all the stuff and then i’m like…. pinterest time ! ;p thanks for commenting x

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