DIY Chalkboard Wedding Plate

I am attending a wedding next month and wanted to try out chalkboard spray paint so when I found a cute cream colored dish at Goodwill for $2.99 I knew this was my next project for a gift! Hooray for wedding season. I just love these happy occasions.

my plate had a gray line around it so after a lot of taping we were ready to rock the spray paint.

I did two coats and let it dry 24 hrs. That’s it!

And in case you haven’t seen the Pottery Barn version (no longer available) they were pretty pricey at $99 for 2.

This was super easy and even my hubby was impressed at how great this looks in our kitchen, so guess what? We are keeping this! LOL Do you ever make something you love too much to give away? Don’t worry now I have an excuse to make another 🙂

P.S I scored that cool looking vase to put my cooking spoons in at Goodwill for $3.99…love it!

How cute would this be displayed on a wedding table?!

Speaking of weddings…..My cute brother is newly engaged to his fiance and we are in the very beginning stages of wedding planning for spring 2012. I say we because they asked me to help with a fancy frugal wedding! Awesome! I am beyond excited 🙂

My soon to be SIL and I have been swooning over this simple yet classy vintage outdoor wedding using yellow, gray and green spring colors.

I love the idea of using a typewriter for notes to the couple!

Image from Hello To Hitched

Look at all these neat birdcages! Ahhh lovebirds 🙂

Old suitcases and letters would also fit great!

Here’s to new love and weddings!

P.S. Let me know if you have any frugal tips and know of any budget friendly places for this type of outdoor wedding in the Phoenix area. Thanks,



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57 thoughts on “DIY Chalkboard Wedding Plate

  1. Love the plate idea. I'd never have thought of that! Definitely going to give it a try.

    Depending on how big a wedding their planning I went to one last summer that was pretty small and the bride had requested that everyone bring a covered dish. They had fried chicken and all cake and all the yummies their guests brought. Since it was close friends and family no one was offended and it really made the wedding feel very special.

  2. Wedding planning is so much fun. I found you on the blog party. My best tip for wedding planning is to make a budget and stick to it. My husband and I came under budget because of that. Also, watch the guest list. I love this plate, I may try it myself.

  3. Super cute! I am visiting from Creative Blogger's party and hop. I love this idea, and what a cute wedding gift!

  4. I don't blame you for keeping it. The good thing about Goodwill is that there are plenty of plates, so it will be easy to recreate this for your friends.

    Congrats to your brother and his future bride!

  5. Oh, LInda! I just LOVE this project. It came out perfectly! Wonderful. I am trying this.
    Happinss to ther bride and groom!

  6. Lina,

    Love this, Adorable! And, the type-writter idea is genius!

    Thank you for the sweet comment and for the follow!

    Warm Wishes,

  7. A wedding is a very special time. I love the plate! Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  8. So great, I have loved using the chalkboard paint and have used on GW silver trays. Didn't think of pottery. Noticed your mashed potato utensil, check out my current post and how I used one. Your photo's are better than mine, much better.

  9. $99 for PB! Yikes! I love yours much better. 🙂 And I would of kept it, too. LOL Congrats to your brother and future SIL! Thanks so much linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  10. Absolutely darling project—I'd keep that one, too! Now you have me mulling over what color Fiesta would look best with chalkboard paint on it!

  11. I LOVE your chalkboard plate!!! It is so cute! I think I'm going to be on the hunt for a platter on my next thrifting adventure. Yay!!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for posting my inspiration board, I'm glad that you guys like it!

    PS- The chalkboard paint plate is really awesome, I'm going to share the idea on inspiring brides (with a link back of course!)

  13. Great project! Good to know the spray chalkboard paint is a winner. Have fun with the wedding plans. 🙂
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor {visiting from Tater Tots and Jello}

  14. LOVE this!!! Thank you so much for showing us how to do it. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new stalker, errrr, follower…

  15. So cute & looks pretty easy to make- great tute! Would love for you to link this up 🙂

    Lolly Jane

  16. How sweet! I am doing another chalk board paint project as we speak, love that stuff. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  17. How sweet! I am doing another chalk board paint project as we speak, love that stuff. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  18. I have got to try this idea. I have a large white platter that would be perfect to use chalkboard paint on. Yours turned out so well! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding in your family…. That's great news!

  19. great idea! Love something affordable for the wedding season- it seems to come in waves for us! You should check out Hostess with the Mostess for some great ideas- it's a party website and they often feature gorgeous ideas for weddings and receptions. It's one of my faves. BTW, I love the photo with the Anthro letters J & D- my husband's and my initials! 🙂 thanks for sharing this and your other fun links at Transformations and Treasures!

  20. Oh Wow….I love that idea! I've seen the pricey plates before, but never thought of doing it myself. Love the Goodwill and Thrift Stores too. We can get so many cheap plates there.

    I just had to become a follower too.

  21. I love anything that can be turned into a chalkboard. Yours is awesome!
    Such a delightful blog! Soooo happy to have found you. I'm here from Debbie's Newbie party to welcome you and I'm your newest follower. Pop over for a visit sometime and have a blessed Easter.

  22. I love this idea. I would have never thought to use the chalkboard paint on a plate. I know what I am looking for on my next trip to Goodwill…maybe tomorrow! 🙂

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