Easy & Fun Chalkboard Projects for Parties

One of my favorites trends right now is using chalkboard for favors and decorations.  I’m not sure why I like it so much, or why it’s so popular, but I’m guessing nostalgia.  We have electronics and gadgets and white boards in school… and we miss the feel (and smell?) of chalkboards of our youth.  Ok, maybe that’s over-reaching, but I bet it has something to do with it!

Regardless, I have some great chalkboard projects and ideas to share today!

From Emmaline Bride, DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots – such a great idea for spring showers and birthday parties whether as table numbers, centerpieces or favors!

From With a Dash of Color – wooden DIY chalkboard tags!  These could be used as favors, place settings, candy buffet signs… and oh, so much more!

How about a DIY tutorial for Chalkboard wrapping paper?  I love the idea of being able to personalize a gift this way.  From Make the Best of Everything, a quick and easy tutorial:

From bell’alimento, a DIY tutorial on making Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles – perfect for decor and table numbers!

And finally, from Cottage in the Oaks, a unique idea… chalkboard chargers.  Another great way to personalize each place setting, or a fun way to give your guests a doodle pad?


DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Yes, I realize it’s only January 3rd, but I promise you, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!  It’s definitely time to start thinking about DIY Valentines arts and crafts and decor!  Check out some of the fun projects I found!

First, from Fellow Fellow, a very cute and unique DIY place card project, “love-struck” arrows in hearts.  Such a great idea for decorating a Valentine’s Day party table!  Click through for complete instructions for this inexpensive craft as well as great pictures of the project.


And continuing with the arrow theme, check out Two Shades of Pink and her DIY Arrow Valentines – very shabby chic and sweet! This is a terrific Valentines project for kids & adults.

For decor… look at Grace and Light, and her Paper Punch Garland DIY tutorial – so, so easy… and lovely!  Made from paper paint color swatches!

From Everything Fabulous – another EASY DIY… with gorgeous results!  A tissue paper heart for the wall!  Her post includes showing you how to make tissue paper poms!

And from Creature Comforts, a very sweet DIY Valentine Craft Luminary (Candle) .  She has a video tutorial AND written instructions:

What kinds of plans are YOU making for Valentine’s Day?  Do you have DIY projects in mind?  We’d love to hear about them!

Fabulous Fun Friday – DIY Fab

One of the topics I hope to write about a LOT in the near future is DIY… or Do It Yourself.  In fact, we are hard at work on a new “division” of Diva Entertains, called DIY DIVA.  I’ll have more info about that coming soon, but for today, I thought I’d share some super fab Friday DIY projects I found thanks to Pinterest.

(Yes, I’m quickly becoming a Pinterest addict).

(Aren’t you?)

Fast and Fabulous DIY  Decor Wall Art, from Crafts and Coffee

Ruler Wall Mirror, from Design Sponge

Silverware Silhouettes, from California Callahans

Quatrefoil DIY Decorative Wall Art, from All Things Thrifty

Seriously, how FAB are these DIY projects?