Tuesday, April 19, 2011

chalkboard coasters - tutorial

Remember the chalkboard coasters from my Pay It Forward and Giveaway posts?


Well, I'm going to show you how to make your own!

Here's what you'll need:
  • ceramic tiles
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • black felt
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • chalk

STEP ONE: Lay your tiles out and spray with chalkboard spray paint.  I did 3 light coats,  making sure they were dry between coats.

STEP TWO: Cut out felt squares the same size as your tiles.


STEP THREE:  Using your hot glue gun, add some hot glue to the center of the tile and attach the piece of felt.  Then run a bead of hot glue along the edge (working with one edge at a time to keep glue from cooling too soon) and press edge of felt into place.



STEP FOUR:  Use chalk to draw or write anything you can think of onto your new coasters and enjoy! 


Easy peasy, super affordable, and perfect for housewarming or hostess gifts!!!

Cost Breakdown:

4x4 tiles - $0.38 each
chalkboard spraypaint - less than $5
leftover felt - FREE
leftover chalk - FREE

Love it!

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58 comments:

  1. Fabulous. I hope someone I know moves soon!!

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  2. Very cute and affordable also. Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. I love those. So many cute possibilities of things to write on them.

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  4. Super cute and resourceful! Would make a great gift too!

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  5. What a fabulous idea!!! I love it!

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  6. Very Cute--I LOVE the ones we made too.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.com

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  7. What a great project. I have to try this one. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to stop back and grab a button and either add it to the end of your post or your sidebar. Thanks so much.

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  8. oh I love these!! Im gonna have to save this idea for teacher gifts!!!
    Tana

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  9. These are so awesome.. Such a great Idea!! Thanks for finding me so I could find you back.. Following!:) Hugs, Anne

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  10. This idea is really cute! I heart chalkboard and hadn't thought about spraying coasters...>I'm adding it to my to do list for sure.

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  11. This is a great idea with tons of possibilites. You can personalize them for guests, kids can decorate them. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. What a great idea! You could use them at a party and people could write their names on them so they don't forget which drink is theirs.

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  13. great idea...I just happen to have a stack of tile and some leftover chalkboard paint - thanks for the inspiration!
    amy of four corners design

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  14. Oh, yay! Putting this in Evernote! Thanks!

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  15. Shelley- These really would make great gifts! I've made them before using fabric, but the chalk paint idea is even easier! Thanks for the tip. Am visiting from the Picket Fence.
    ~ Sue

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  16. I love these!! And your numbers are drawn perfectly! Thanks so much for commenting on my wood coasters because now I get to come check you out!! Definitely a new follower! Hope you get to visit again soon!

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  17. These are simply adorable... just the most fun idea and my kids would have a blast leaving little scribbles & notes :) Creative cookie you are!

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  18. Shelley! Yea! Thank you so much for sharing this. I LOVE the coasters I won from you and would love to make some to share. Brilliant!
    ~B

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  19. What a great house warming gift. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. (visiting from Remodelaholic). I think we have a lot in commen as I too am a stay at home mom with a love for decorating. Check out www.timberandlace.blogspot.com.

    Thanks,
    Marci

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  20. STOP IT ALREADY!! These are SO great and such a clever idea!! How fun will it be for guests to write whatever they want (family-friendly of course!) on their own coaster!! Adding this to my growing list of reasons to buy chalkboard paint!

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  21. Hi Shelley! Those are so cute and something that even I can do! LOL! We always love having you join us for Inspiration Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend~
    Vanessa

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  22. I luuuurve these! What a super idea! I'm going to be trying this for sure. I have regular, brush on chalk paint. I wonder if that will work?

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  23. I have seen lots of chelk projects but this has to be one of my favorites! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. This is such a brilliant project and something I would love to make...I cant wait! Thanks, darling and have a fantastic Easter weekend
    Muah

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  25. Oh, I love this! With teacher presents approaching, you have given me a creative and fun idea! Thank you! I can see writing fun little posts on the coasters for holidays, birthdays, baby showers, etc. LOVE!
    I shared this wonderful post on my Friday Favorites over at Calico and Cupcakes today. I have a featured button if you want it. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  26. This is such a great idea. Thanks!

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  27. Now this is the most creative and fun project I have seen all week~ well done!

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  28. Shelley I am so sorry I missed your giveaway! I came over from dear Laura's! I am from Kansas too!

    Happy Easter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

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  29. ♥Nice post.) Love your blog.))♥

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  30. These are darling~ what a great idea- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  31. Shelley, I love love love those!!! How cute are they! And I love how you wrapped them in twine with the chalk! Super cute!

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  32. These are so cute! What a great idea for a gift.

    Thanks!

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  33. oh my!! oh my!! these are gorgeous.. I love the idea!! I'm your new follower... Hoping you'll drop by at http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com

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  34. Cute ideas you have. I came over to visit after reading about your wonderful slipcover. I too have the slipcover bug and I can't wait to make more.

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  35. I will be featuring this project at my party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please drop by and pick up your "I've been featured" button. Thanks.

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  36. Love your "font" for the numbers. This is simple and affordable...LOVE!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week!

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  37. So, I guess it is true that you can turn anything and everything into a chalkboard huh? Love love love this idea!!!

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  38. Shelley, thank you so much again for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  39. So cute! I love chalkboard anything...I recently painted the top of my coffee table with chalkboard paint. I also made these cute chalkboard placemats: http://hipsterhostess.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-chalkboard-placemats.html

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  40. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing them. I found you on the Creative Bloggers Party

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  41. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  42. We're loving these so much that we had to put up a link on our site. We're thoroughly enjoying your blog, and look forward to visiting again soon!

    Here's a link to our post--hope you like it!
    http://bit.ly/kxF3xI

    Allison

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  43. i love this idea! i just hopped over from hyphen interiors because i want to make these for my son's teacher's end of the year gift. thanks so much for the idea and tutorial!
    off to explre the rest of your blog! :)

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  44. How cute and fun! I am pinning this! Love it!

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  45. I pinned this and featured it on my blog! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. I just wanted to let you know I included this in my 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide (101 Tutorials/Recipes) :) http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/2011-ultimate-diy-gift-guide.html

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  47. These are so awesome! They would be great for a christmas gift! :)

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  48. Love these!!:):) Teacher, friends, and family gifts!! Thank you!!:):)

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  49. Nice post. I learn something more difficult on completely different blogs everyday. It is going to always be stimulating to learn content from different writers and follow a bit of something from their store.

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  50. Nice post. I study one thing more challenging on different blogs everyday. It would at all times be stimulating to read content material from other writers and follow a bit something from their store.

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  51. My apology for not knowing this, but how do you keep the writing from not running should your glasses sweat? Thanks!

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  52. Added this to a blog post I wrote and cited you: http://longtermcarelink.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/easy-and-inexpensive-christmas-gifts/ Thank you for blogging some great crafts!

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  53. Would it be okay if I share the link to this tutorial on my blog? :)
    ZzzonkOwl.blogspot.com

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