DIY Chalkboard Place Card Favors

 I tend to be a very practical person, and I’m drawn to crafts that are both fun and functional.  Instead of throwing or packing place cards away, why not extend their life?  These mini chalkboard place cards can double as favors for your guests!  After the party is over, guests can reuse the place card as a cute magnet.

Supplies to make your own DIY place card favors:

Step 1:  Cut the tags off the chalkboards and apply the orange paint.
Step 2:  Brush white school glue over the orange paint and then paint the antique gold on top.  This will give the paint a crackled/weathered appearance.
Step 3:  Use a hot glue gun to adhere the miniatures and flowers to the mini chalkboard.  Place the miniature at the bottom of the frame so that the place card can stand on it’s own.
Step 4:  Glue a magnet to the back of the chalkboard.

The frame colors and flowers can be changed to suit your party theme or holiday.  For Christmas, a white frame with red flowers would be adorable!

Happy crafting!

About Morena

Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at She loves to share ideas for projects that are fast, frugal, and fabulous: easy on time and money, and great to look at! Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Make sure to swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!


  1. Christina says

    Where did you get the blue chalkboard? Or did you make it? It’s perfect for what I’m looking for!

  2. Tammy says

    These are the cutest! I am using them for my daughter’s baby shower. I was looking for an idea, and there you were! Thanks, bunches!

  3. Jessica says

    These are super cute Morena! I love the idea of being about to send my guests home with something…rather than just tossing the placecard when they leave.

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