Dollar Store Redo {Chalkboard and Art}

Run into Dollar Tree. . .grab some paper plates and napkins. . . come out with a bunch of stuff to craft with.  That’s how I roll!

So on this particular occasion, I rolled out with a faux silver tray and a dog rope toy.

What may you ask will I do with those two items.

Well, turn them into cute chalkboard art, of course.

I taped off the sides of the tray.  Chalkboard paint is very thin.  I didn’t want the paint to get everywhere, you know.

Then paint.  Wa-la!

Dog toy, what’s the dog toy?  It’s the hanger, duh! Doesn’t everyone attach dog toys to faux metal trays? Hot glue was my friend and made that part snappy.

I did a little googling  and came up with some tips on how to do chalkboard art.  With about 5 minutes of playing around, I put something down that I thought was sort of cute.  What do you think?

I could see getting lost in chalkboard art.  I would love to sit down at night with a chalk and board and just doodle away and see what I come up with.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the whole thing! Super fun!!

  2. I think this is adorable. Do you have to put down a primer first before applying the chalkboard paint? Also did you use chalkboard paint or spray paint?

  3. Do you think a primer is necessary here? Also, what type of chalkboard paint did you use: paint in a can or spray paint?

  4. Hi Shelby! I’m so glad you stopped by to read and found something you liked. I did not prime before hand and the chalkboard paint I used was in a can. I just grabbed a paint brush and away I went.