{10 Crafty Days of Halloween} Pottery Barn Knockoff Chalkboard Rocks

10 Crafty Days of Halloween BannerChalkboard Rocks 6
Pottery Barn’s version on the left, my knockoff on the right.

Day 4 and I couldn’t resist breaking out the chalkboard paint. If Pinterest was around last year, I totally would have pinned Pottery Barn’s chalkboard rock vase filler. They were available in a set of 4 rocks and I’m sure they had a ridiculous price tag. While they were cute, I couldn’t justify spending that much, well any amount of money on rocks. So, I decided to make my own this year. Rocks are FREE and a can of chalkboard paint (plus a 40% off coupon) isn’t that expensive. Cheap and easy, my kind of craft. The beauty of chalkboard paint is that you can erase and write a new message. I see these rocks being a fun learning tool for Logan in the future. Or I might even use them in lieu of place card holders for Thanksgiving. Oh and just a little warning, you might be inclined to turn EVERYTHING into a chalkboard when you get your hands on a can of this paint (here kitty, kitty…totally kidding, don’t call ASPCA on me). Link up your Halloween crafts HERE.

Chalkboard Spray Paint

Chalkboard Rocks 8

Step 1: Lay out the rocks on newspaper or butcher paper, something to prevent your paint from getting on the ground. You’ll probably want to spray the rocks outside, it can get a little fumey.

Chalkboard Rocks 9

Step 2: Open up the can of chalkboard paint and spray your little heart out. You’ll want to spray a thin coat of paint, allow to dry and flip over. Spray the opposite side, allow to dry and repeat a couple times.

Chalkboard Rocks 10
Chalkboard Rocks 11

Step 3: Write Halloweenish messages on the rocks using chalk.

Chalkboard Rocks 2
Chalkboard Rocks 7

Step 4: Place the rocks in a vase or container and display in your home. I told you…cheap and easy.

Chalkboard Rocks 5
Chalkboard Rocks 4Chalkboard Rocks 3

If you follow this tutorial, add a picture to The Crafty Nest Flickr Group!

Pin It

Brought to you by:
The Crafty Nest

Linking up at:
Tip  Junkie handmade projectsTodays Creative Blog

The Girl CreativeNightOwlCraftingThirty Hand Made DaysJoin  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up     party!

The following two tabs change content below.
I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge