I find a bunch of black formica samples in my stash. They remind me of tiny chalkboards.
Too slick for chalk, I grab a white paint pen and cross my fingers that it will like formica.
Thread them on some beautiful ribbons for unique napkin rings/placecards or name tags for gifts. I find that you can erase the paint with a damp Scotchbrite scrubby and start all over, just like a real chalkboard.
This blog contains instructions to make crafts that don't require special skills or expensive materials yet result in professional looking items that you can use or proudly give as gifts. I will add a new post each week. All the instruction and downloads are completely free. Enjoy!