Buy plates from Dollar Store Write things with a Sharpie Bake for 30 mins in the oven @ 150 degrees and it's permanent! Put a recipe, verse or song lyric on it give as gift. Or "happy birthday" plates for the kiddos!
Martha Stewart's recipe for homemade chalk board paint. And in any color! So much cheaper than pre mixed bottles. paint (of any color or type) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout. simply mix 1 cup of paint and 2 Tablespoons of grout.