Festive Placemats

The finished placemat

Not only will these personalise your table for Christmas, you can wipe off and re-use for other occasions!

With Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint you can create a tough and scratch resitant writeable/wipeable chalkboard surface on a wide range of materials! Available in Red, Pink, Blue and Old School Green finishes, too.

You will need:

  • Rust-Oleum Metallic Chalkboard paint, black
  • Masking tape
  • Wooden blocks – we found ours in B & Q
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk

To make:

1 Using masking tape, mark out the shape for your Chalkboard section.

Step 1 mask


2 Stir Chalkboard paint thoroughly then brush on inside the masked area and leave to dry.

Step 2 paint

3 Once fully dry, remove the masking tape.

Step 3 remove masking tape

4 Take your chalk and decorate with festive foliage and names.

Step 4 chalk on your message

Stockists of Rust-Oleum Paint

For stockist information and more inspiration please visit www.makeityours.co.uk.

Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint 250ml, RRP £7.99 Available at B&Q, Homebase, Amazon, The Range. Visit www.makeityours.co.uk for more info.

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team nine years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!