Happy December! Have you heard that this year is the shortest number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas?! Thankfully I was all decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving. Now I’m focusing on Christmas shopping, and getting my cards sent out. I just finished my first batch of Christmas cookies to deliver to our neighbors and am going to be delivering them in these fun chalkboard cookie tins.
Making these DIY chalkboard cookie tins is a super simple DIY project that ANYONE can do! I found some cookie tins at the thrift store for $.25 and $.50. I just made sure they were in good condition on the inside as well. First I washed them well, and then with the lids on lightly I spray painted them all with chalkboard paint. After a night of drying they were ready for decorating with white oil based Sharpies.
You could also use chalk on these, but I didn’t want to deal with priming the tins by rubbing chalk on them. I’m guessing if you hand wash them the paint will hold up. If you’re not into buying thrifted tins, Amazon sells them really affordably too.
I’m definitely no artist, but the “chalkboard” look of these allows for some errors. I kept my designs simple, but already know how much better I could do with a second attempt! I may just be heading out thrifting soon for more tins!
Everyone always loves my Peanut Blossom cookies, so these were an easy choice to deliver to the neighbors! They also fit nicely in smaller tins. I’m going to do the same thing for the kids’ teachers, and for the cookies we send each year to my in-laws.
Today on Instagram I teamed up with a bunch of other instagrammers to share our “Thrift Store DIY’s”, head over there to see more inspiring thrifted DIY projects! Here’s to enjoying the joy of the Christmas season!