DIY chalkboard menus

Our wedding was this weekend and it couldn’t have been more wonderful!  My year of planning finally paid off- thanks to everyone who pitched in and sponsored us 😉 too!  There are many beautiful moments and images to share which will be posted on my Wedding page soon- stay tuned!

I thought about creating these last minute chalkboard menus less than a week before the wedding.  I was really happy with how they turned out and the best part is they were fool proof!

I started with this chalkboard spray paint from Michael’s…

and used these center cut tree trunks as a base- also from Michael’s.  They fit perfectly with my dressy casual seaside farm wedding.

Just spray the wood with one coat of paint- staying about 20 inches away and make sure to do it in sections.  If you spray continuously- it will clog.   Give it a minute and one more coat.  Then wait about 12 hours before you write on it.  The can says to wait 24, but it worked fine for me before that.  It also said to prime the surface with some chalk and erase it- I didn’t do that either.  I wanted to keep it prisitine.

Let me know how this works for you or if you know of any other fun ways to use chalkboard paint.  (I still have a whole can!)

Take care,

Mrs. Lauren Lear 😉



  1. I thought they turned out great! I’m gonna try to make a chalkboard for my office!

  2. They were fantastic! I told you about an old, ugly picture that I bought at a consignment shop once. I wanted it because of the huge, gorgeous frame! I took out the photo/painting and sprayed chalkboard paint onto the glass- voila- a gorgeous hanging framed chalkboard for my message center!

  3. You know if you are ever looking for ideas that Pintrest is the go to place!

    I loved the chalkboard menus and thought they were actually done by the caterer.

  4. Lauren – loved the chalkboard menus and the list of events!! Great job!

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