DIY Chalkboard Coasters

November 19, 2015 | By | Comments (4)
Photo by Rosanna Penaflorida // Craft Box Girls

Photo by Rosanna Penaflorida // Craft Box Girls

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration.

Chalkboard paint has recently risen to popularity in the world of DIY. From walls to tables and everything in between, this versatile craft supply is easy to apply and even easier to use. This week, we’re painting on slices of birch wood to create adorable drink coasters. Whether you’re painting one hundred for a wedding reception to use as name cards or just eight for your Thanksgiving get-together, these DIY Chalkboard Coasters are sure to get people talking.

The Project: Chalkboard Coaster Name Cards

Level: Easy

Birch Slices
Chalkboard Paint
Chalk Pen
Paint Brush
Black Sharpie


  1. Draw a circle with the sharpie around the inside edge of each birch slice.
  2. Brush the chalk paint within the circle.
  3. Let the chalk paint dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Add your guests’ name with a chalk pen to create a combo coaster and name card that is re-usable.

Pro Tip: If you’d like to reuse the coasters after your event, simply paint over the previous names.


  1. Lynn Lilly

    Thank you! These are great for dinner parties all year or hostess gifts!

    December 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm
  2. Heather Hughes

    This is a great idea for DYI coasters. Thanks for sharing!

    December 14, 2015 at 8:36 am
  3. Tori Allen PR | The Round-Up: November 16-20

    […] Box Girls was featured on Southern Living for its cute DIY Chalkboard Coasters, a great addition to a dinner party or even a last-minute […]

    December 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm
  4. Monica Lavin

    This is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely have to make some!

    November 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

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