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There’s so much you can do with chalkboard paint but it doesn’t just end there. Did you know you could also make your own custom chalk color? Or use chalk contact paper (yes, a brillian idea I didn’t know existed either!). From coasters to chalk art, to tables and frames, here are 12 fantastic chalk ideas that are easy enough for any novice DIY-er to make. Have you ever made any chalkboard inspired crafts or home accessories? We’d love to know how it went!

Chalkboard Pots (via Redesigned by M) Give your plant pots a makeover and easy markers by painting on chalkboard paint.

Huge Wall Chalk Calendar (Our Fifth House) Your family will never lose sight of what’s on the agenda with this super sized calendar.

Chalkboard Table (via Six Sisters’ Stuff) Turn an inexpensive table into a fun play table for scribbles and drawings.

Chalkboard Fridge (via The Handmade Home) I don’t know if I’d have the guts to do this but the amazing finished effect is tempting me to try!

Easy Chalkboard Frame (via Hello Little Home) With some cardboard and a frame, you’ll have a decorative chalkboard in no time.

Custom Chalkboard Color (via Going Home to Roost) Not a fan of the traditional black chalkboard? Make your own by choosing your custom paint color and using tile grout to mix in.

Chalkboard Lunchbox (via About a Mom) Write your child a sweet message she’ll receive every school day with this inventive DIY lunchbox chalk tablet.

Chalkboard Globe (via Our Fifth House) Turn an old globe into an instant decorative home accent you can custom write any message on.

Chalkboard Jar Labels (via Craft and Creativity) Organize your jars with chalkboard contact paper for easy labeling and kitchen management.

Chalkboard Coasters (via The Sweetest Occasion) Ceramic or porcelain tile grouts covered in chalkboard paint make simple, customizable coasters.

Chalkboard Art (via A Single Frame) Love the idea of personalizing your home state on wooden chalkboard paint covered art frames.

5 Minute Chalkboard Clipboards (via Creature Comforts) Attach large clips to inexpensive chalkboard frames for an instant organizational home accessorie.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.