This cheap do-it-yourself project works either as a beautiful Christmas decoration or a tray to serve your holiday goodies on!

Materials Needed:

  • Silver tray from the dollar store
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam brush
  • Chalk or chalk pen (I prefer the pen)
  • Stencil
  • Ribbon


1. Paint flat part of tray with chalkboard paint. Let dry, then paint two more coats.

2. Use chalk or chalk pen to write out a saying. You can freehand it or use a stencil.

3. Tie ribbon at top of tray. Hang on a wall or door, or set on a table.

Turn a Dollar Store Tray into a Christmas Chalkboard Sign!