Making Fun Chalkboards

I’ve seen the fun chalkboards everyone is making around the blogs and I wanted to make one, too. I was at a gift shop that had a standing, ceramic rooster that had a flat spot with a chalkboard! I loved it. I thought and thought and went all around the house looking for something that had a flat enough surface to paint with chalkboard paint. I found a few things.

I found this banjo style straw hat. It has a flat enough surface. However, since it was straw I couldn’t paint directly on it so I cut out an oval from cardboard and painted it and then glued it on the hat. See here.

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My granddaughter, Faith, sleeps over a lot since her mother works nights and takes the bus to school from here. I leave her messages on the chalkboard straw hat! How fun is that?
I put the chalks around the rim of the hat and it stays on the kitchen counter.

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I used Rust Oleum Chalkboard paint.

I have something else to show you that I painted with chalkboard paint but that’s for another post.
Have you been having Summer Fun? If so, what? Swimming, boating, fishing? My brother bought a new boat. Can’t wait to see it and go out in it.

Happy Summer, people.

Parties I love to visit!

At the Picket Fence
 Tidy Mom


  1. What a great, unique project!
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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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