This super cute craft project is brought to us by Kierste, the girl behind the website brown paper packages. Find out how to make your own chalkboard coasters!
“Summer is officially over and now the holidays are just around the corner, which means wonderful times with family and friends. I love to come up with ways to make this time of year special, and I find that the simple touches are really the things that can make the biggest difference.
These DIY tile coasters are one of those simple touches. They are perfect for your holiday table or party, and since you can make them into a mini chalkboard, can act as placards for your guests. Looking for a fun and different hostess gift? Anyone would love to receive these, and they are so simple to make, you will love them too!
I made a few into chalkboard coasters, then a couple with scrapbook paper to make a super cute coordinating set. I’m going to show you how to do both, using only a few supplies that you can find at your local hardware and craft stores.
- 4×4 tiles (you can buy these at any hardware store – I bought mine at Home Depot
- Spray paint in desired colors
- Chalkboard spray paint
- Painters tape
- Felt circle pads
1. The first step is to spray paint the tiles with your color of choice.
2. After the paint has dried completely, tape off the tiles that you want to be chalkboard coasters with painters tape – just right around the edges. Lay them out on a tarp or large piece of foil (enough to account for overspray), and spray on the chalkboard paint.
3. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape. If the paint has bled a little under the tape, just take a piece of sandpaper and gently remove it.
4. The last step is to add felt circle pads to the bottom of your tiles to prevent scratching of surfaces. (Do this for paper coasters as well.)
(OPTIONAL) MATERIALS FOR PAPER COASTERS:
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod podge
- Foam brush
1. You are going to follow the same first step as the chalkboard coasters, and spray paint your tiles with desired color. Let dry completely.
2. Cut your scrapbook paper into 3.25×3.25 squares. (Optional: I distressed the edges of my paper using Distress Ink–vintage photo).
3. Using the foam brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the tile, then lay your paper down in the center of the tile. Add another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper. Don’t worry! It goes on white, but dries completely clear. Make sure it’s sealed well. Let dry completely.
That’s it, you’re done! And the next time you have a cocktail party, you can write each of your guests name on a coaster. Never mix up your drinks again! SO, SO fun!