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
- Draw a circle with the sharpie around the inside edge of each birch slice.
- Brush the chalk paint within the circle.
- Let the chalk paint dry for 30 minutes.
- 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.