DecoArt Valentine’s Day Chalkboard + Giveaway

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Hi friends! Have I got a treat for you today! First, I’m going to share with you a cute and easy Valentine’s Day project but make sure you stick around til the end because we also have a FUN giveaway from DecoArt! Now you know I love using DecoArt products; I’ve shared a number of projects including our Baker’s Delight Gift BasketSnow-Capped Christmas Ornament, and these cute Valentines Vases with DecoArt Gloss Enamels! But there is one product that I’ve been drooling over lately, and that’s the DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating! That’s right, a paint that can turn ANY surface into a chalkboard! Oh my! I love a good chalkboard. You can never have too many and I can’t tell you how many surfaces in our home that I’ve turned into chalkboards. So this product makes me giddy!

For this project I wanted to make a fun Valentine’s Day Messageboard to write sweet notes to my boys. While I was shopping at my happy place, yes Target, I came across these FUN placemats! They’re black but had such a fun geometric design! I knew they would be perfect for our note station. Want to make one?

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • Paint thin layers of the DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating on the placemat and foam hearts, waiting an hour between coats. I used just two coats and felt that I had good coverage.
  • Wait 24 hours to allow the paint to cure.
  • Prime the chalkboard surfaces with chalk.
  • Wipe off and write your fun love messages!
  • Mount the placemat to the wall with removable mounting squares.
  • Add foam hearts (they’re mini chalkboards too!) with mounting squares around the chalkboard. And you’re done!

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

And here’s how it turned out…

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

I love that this is right by our entryway from our garage. It’s probably one of the highest traffic areas, so my boys are sure to see the sweet messages each day!

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Cute, right? And it works perfectly. JUST like a real chalkboard. Oh yes, now the wheels are spinning! I have a feeling this fabulous product will appear on many surfaces and in many projects in the future! You MUST give it a try! Now this pretty project concludes our 14 Days of Valentines series! I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing from all our different guests! If you missed some of the days, be sure to go back and take a look!

14 Days of Valentines - A Valentines Crafts and Ideas Series at @anightowlblog

But now I bet you’re ready for the giveaway, right? Well here you go! Enter for you chance to win this amazing DecoArt Valentine’s Prize Pack via the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!

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  1. Cristina Godoy says

    Love the idea! Not just dor Valentine’s, also as a gift for teachers, using the chalkboard for 1st day of school pictures… wow!

  2. Von Reeder says

    I would make a funky hanging board for my daughter’s kitchen pantry. She’s been wanting to have a chalkboard on there to keep track of all the activities and to-do’s. :-)

    Love your quality and diversity of products!

  3. Gina Z says

    Oh my this looks like such a fun idea!! My daughter and I have been in a super craft mode lately and would definitely use it towards Valentine’s and Spring crafts!!

  4. Carol M says

    Teaching painting projects to my painting chapter. I’m always looking for functional items everyone will like to paint.

  5. jodi frasier says

    I would not make anything because i would give this to my daughter and she would make all kinds of things i am sure… Thanks for the giveaway

  6. Kathleen says

    Ohhhhh there is no telling!! I’ve been doing a lot of painting projects lately, but one thing I have never done is made a chalkboard! I would love to do that with a vintage window I have hidden my closet.

  7. Raina DelRio says

    I would certainly make the chalkboard placement. I would also use the other paint to make some signs for the kiddos rooms and bathrooms. Maybe paint a few wooden letters too!

  8. says

    I just bought this cute metal heart ‘basket’ that could use some sprucing up for my daughters Valentine’s cards to be stored in at her party. I planned on letting her painting it, so this would be perfect!

  9. Chelsea says

    I’d put together a basket for my daughters birthday! She’s so into art right now and I’d love to cater to that interest!

  10. Kara says

    I have several valentine’s crafts that I’ve bookmarked that this prize package would come in handy! Hope I win!

  11. Monique Rizzo says

  12. Anna Hutchins says

    Have some wood things to paint and of course my ceramics there are adozen or so different projects that are on my to do list that need paint. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Debbie Welchert says

    I would love to make a chalkboard to attach to my refrigerator. I never have anything to write notes on this would be just wonderful to have.

  14. says

    I would lover to try this in my jewelry pieces!! I am in love with chalkboard paint as it is! and how awesome that now there is no more messy mixing to get the chalkboard color you want!

  15. Karie says

    I would love to make fun holiday projects with my grandson….I think the first one would be something for St. Patrick’s Day….

  16. says

    a sign for the front door…shh baby sleeping, or please don’t ring bell…be back in 5 min, please come right in. I’d be able to change it up to whatever I needed it to say! :)
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  17. Tammy Silvers says

    Love this! I’m setting up a new studio now, and wanted to incorporate a chalkboard – now I’ve got some great ideas on how to creatively add one. Thanks!

  18. Melissa Babecka says

  19. Kristi Cartwright says

    I would make some decor for my house. We haven’t lived here very long and I’m still making it “home” :)

  20. Jill Myrick says

    We would make a large poster board wall center where my daughter could hang all of her pictures and other items from friends and school.


  21. Denise T says

    I would totally use this. What a great idea, I would make some cards for upcoming birthdays and events. I would use the chalkboard to post some inspirational quotes or messages for my family. Great giveaway.


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