DIY Chalkboard Necklace

Hello dear friends!  I have a DIY to share.  Today, I am going to show you how you can make a sweet, miniature chalkboard necklace.  This necklace would make for a super fun (any occasion) gift, as you can include just about any message your heart desires on the chalkboard.  Some ideas to get the brain cells moving…get well, bff, love, a special date, initials, a sweet simple “hi”!…you get the drift!

{wouldn’t it make the perfect gift for a teacher!?}

Without further ado…let’s get crafting!

What you’ll need:

  • Rust-oleum specialty Chalk Board spray
  • a bezel pendant (you could find one at your local bead store or even purchase one through Etsy…this or this would do nicely)
  • finished chain
  • a scrap of satin ribbon
  • glue (I highly recommend a tube of E6000, it is inexpensive, amazingly strong and long lasting!)
  • painter’s tape
  • newspaper
  • basic white chalk
DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 1:  Using the painter’s tape, tape your pendant down onto your newspaper being careful to cover any areas you don’t want “chalk boarded” with the tape.

STEP 2:  In a well ventilated area (i.e. outside) apply 2-3 light coats of “Chalk Board” spray to the exposed surface of the pendant (wait approximately 3-4 minuets between coats).  Let dry.

DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 3:  Once the “Chalk Board” finish has had time to thoroughly dry (a couple of hours or so should be suffice), carefully remove the protective painter’s tape from the pendant.

DIY chalkboard necklace
DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 4:  Tie a bow with your ribbon.  Trim ends to desired length.

DIY chalkboard necklace
DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 5:  Using your glue, secure bow to top of pendant.

DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 6:  Attached pendant to chain.

DIY chalkboard necklace

STEP 7:  Using your chalk write the message of your choice onto the pendant (using the edge of a brand new piece of chalk will help you write small and clearly).

chalkboard necklace diy - finished!

STEP 8:  If you are giving as a gift, place pendant and a piece of chalk into a gift bag (I chose an organza gift bag with a bit of a shimmer in a fun, bright color).

DIY chalkboard necklace

Voila, a sweet chalkboard necklace!

DIY chalkboard necklace

What do you think friends, will you try this?  Warning, you may very well become addicted to adding chalkboard finishes to just about anything (that chalkboard spray is really slick and it works on a multitude of surfaces!).

xx Cat

{love this project but not the “diy” part?  you can purchase a completed chalkboard necklace in the shop}


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  2. Lynn says

    What a cute project! I have a tip for the chalk. Just sharpen it in a regular pencil sharpener and voila a finer point to write with!

  3. Devon says

    I have a question. Does it have to be a bezel pendant? Does it need a textured surface for the paint to stick? Or can you just use a dog tag/flat tag? I want to do this for eco fair at my school but it can be pretty expensive buying 20 pendants for $2+ plus all of the other things needed to make it. I was thinking of buying something in bulk online if I could find it. I’d really like to make this though and I’d really appreciate it if you answer me :)

    • Pei says

      Hi Devon,

      Forget to tell u if u use dog tag it might take up to 2 days to dry and if the weather is cool might take more than that.
      P/S use spray chalk board paint is easier and quicker.



      • Devon says

        Thanks! That’s really helpful but I’m afraid I may have to use the dog tags anyway because I’ll go way over my budget otherwise. I’ll make sure to give them enough time to try. I was just worried the spray wouldn’t adhere to the surface of the tags since they’re so polished.

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