Chalkboard flags – A Subtle Revelry

Chalkboard flags

I have a fun design secret for you today… Did you know you can make chalkboard paint in any color you would like? Simply add tile grout to your favorites- make a bold red for Christmas, or perhaps the perfect shade of plum to match today’s celebratory mood! Any color you can dream of- they are fun to write on and will look fabulous popping out at your next event.

Click to see the full tutorial created for Project Wedding on how to make these chalkboard dessert tags. You could use them for so many different occasions. I am making an extra tall batch in burnt orange, to bring as place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner!

Photography by Carly Taylor.


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  1. paloma

    3 November

    this is such a great innovation of chalkboard paint. love!!

  2. Cecilia

    3 November

    Thank you for visit.
    I like your blog and site. I follow you now.
    Cecilia

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  4. no way!! just a little tile grout!! love this idea!!

  5. jamie

    3 November

    Genius! I want to steal this idea!

  6. Anna @ IHOD

    3 November

    Its a perfect detail for any party. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Natasha

    3 November

    Too clever and cute! Love!

  8. Lena

    3 November

    Oh my goodness, how sweet!

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  10. misssrobin

    24 February

    Cute idea. And I am now definitely craving some fresh berries. Yum indeed.

  11. Kerri

    24 February

    Very clever! I had no idea you added tile grout! Crazy!

  12. An innovative perk. :). Happy SITS day!

  13. the MRS.

    24 February

    These are so cute!

    I love this idea!

  14. Morgan

    24 February

    So fun! My sis-in-law and I were just having a discussion about chalkboard paint … I think I’ll have to send her your link!

    Happy SITS Day! :)

  15. CK

    24 February

    Ah! How fun!

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