Step One: Find a cute plain platter.
Step Two: Grab some Frog tape and a can of chalkboard spray paint.
Step Three: Stick tape around the places you do not want the chalkboard paint. (I may have been a bit particular and may have had to peel, and re-peel multiple times, maybe)
Step Four: Spray in a well-ventilated area. Spray two coats. (I sprayed in my garage and then moved it downstairs to dry since it has been well below freezing lately)
Step Five: Use some chalk, write something sweet, and give it away! (I gave this one to my sister for Christmas)
I do not see this being the end of my chalkboard paint fun...