Two years ago, I was at a local store and they were selling really pretty silver trays that were also a chalkboard! I loved them but hated the price tag – the cheapest one was $35! I mean, really. I knew I needed to make my own.
This really is the easiest and cheapest gift you can give someone! I started with a silver tray from the Dollar Tree (in the housewares section). I taped it off with painter’s tape. It helps to use short little strips since the tape is square and the tray is round. When that was finished, I sprayed the inside with two coats of chalkboard spray paint and let it dry.