DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter

Happy Sunday! July 11th marked the 26th year of my mom and dad’s wedding! My mom wanted this year to be a year of subtleties in terms of gifts so we thought a sweet, heart-filled card, some sweets, and a DIY project was the perfect way to say ‘I love you’. Of course just like any great DIY project, we got our inspiration from Pintrest :). We wanted a personalized simple platter to put our homemade chocolate chip cookies on and thought the chalkboard serving platter would be ideal for this circumstance and many others in the future. Here is what you’ll need…


  • White porcelain serving platter (found at Target)
  • Chalk board paint or spray paint (either works!)
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • And chalk to write on it after of course! 🙂

* Warning: Note that this paint is not recommended for surfaces that come into contact with food so, be careful!


First, you must tape off the area you desire to be painted in Chalkboard paint. I chose to  leave the edges white and just paint the base of the platter.


Next, let the painting begin!


I recommend after the first coat, let the paint dry for about an hour. Then add a second coat. Chalkboard paint works best with a few coats.


On the Chalkboard spray paint can, it said for best results to wait 24 hours to chalk it up so we let the platter sit over night 🙂


And after the wait, it was time to wish my lovely parents happy anniversary!!

Hope you guys enjoyed this simple DIY, these chalkboard platters of all shapes and sizes look so great and are a clean and fun way to display appetizers too! Have fun with it!

xx Brittany