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Hi All!

Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving? I hope so! Ours was so nice, and later that night, the older kids and I ventured out and got a little shopping done, which wasn’t that bad. My teens actually love the crowds on Black Friday, but I’m not a fan at all!  Speaking of shopping, I’m still working on crafts from my last trip to the Dollar Store, and I have another easy Dollar Store craft to show you today.  

I found some nice chargers that I couldn’t pass up, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I painted some chargers with chalkboard paint during the summer and fall, and I turned this Dollar Store charger into a festive chalkboard plate for Christmas.

dollar store charger turned into a red and black chalkboard plate with red and white ribbon

To make a chalkboard plate, you’ll need:

  • A large charger
  • Spray paint
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

I admit that I absolutely love chalkboard projects. They’re easy, inexpensive, and it’s fun to change them with every season. I bought this gold charger, which was very nice, but for the holidays, I really wanted a red one.

gold charger from the dollar store

So, this one got a couple of coats of Colonial Red spray paint from Rust-Oleum. It’s a little bit darker than some reds, but definitely not maroon.

spray paint gold charger with red spray paint

After the paint dried, I used chalkboard paint in the center of the charger. I used about three coats of paint, waited the recommended 24-hour period and then primed the painted surface with a light dusting of chalk. This makes it easier to erase the chalk after you write on the surface.

I also found some festive ribbon at the Dollar Store, and I made a large bow and glued it to the top of the plate with hot glue.  

coat chalkboard surface with chalk before using

I debated whether to embellish the plate a little bit more, but I decided to leave it this way. But, you could easily add more decorations around the edge if you wanted to.

red and black chalkboard plate with christmas cheer and white ribbon

Isn’t this a lot different from before?! I already had chalkboard paint, so for the ribbon and the charger, this project only cost $2 to make — frugal! You can make one for your own home and give some away as gifts. This would make a great hostess gift, and it really adds a spot of Christmas cheer to the kitchen!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ve got a lot of decorating to do, so I’ll see you all later. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. The Charm of Home says:

    Really cute idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!