The benefits of DIY projects are clear:
1. They add personal a personal touch.
2. They are a labor of love.
3. They can save you money.
The question remains. . how can I make an inexpensive coasters when entertaining or to give as a thoughtful gift?
Here’s a tutorial for making DIY chalkboard coasters:
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Felt or Cork
Purchase plaques from a local craft store. I bought these at Michael’s Craft Store.
They came in a pack marked “Bundle of Plaques”.
They cost $4.99. There are 25 plaques in 5 different shapes.
I thought they would make excellent coasters.
I sprayed them and let them dry. I didn’t fuss over spraying the edges.
I just color that part in with a black permanent marker after it’s dry.
I used them back in November but these can be used for any occasion. I think they make a great hostess gift.
Cut out felt or cork to put along the bottom. Use the coaster to trace the shape. Cut it out and then adhere underneath.
I tried them out with my Tweet, Pray, Love Mug.
While serving dessert and warm drinks. Give each guest a piece of chalk to write what they are thankful for. It’s something fun for your guest to do while you get tea, coffee and pumpkin pie ready.