How To Create Chalkboard-Dipped Coasters

Chalkboard-dipped coasters are great for any occasion. They can double as nametags to show people where to sit at dinner parties, or help guests stay on top of where they put their drinks down. It is also a fun project that doesn’t take too much effort.

What you will need:

  • 32mm MelaWood (in the finish of your choice)
  • 12mm SupaWood – You can make the frame as big or small as you’d like. This project features a 600x600mm with a 100mm frame width.
  • White ceramic tiles
  • Chalkboard glass paint
  • Masking tape
  • Adhesive felt circles

Method:

  1. Before doing anything else, wash all your tiles to ensure there is no residue or oily marks left on them.
  2. Begin by placing the masking tape in a line across your tile. Try to keep this as consistent as possible across all your tiles for a uniform finish.
  3. You may now start painting the sectioned-off area with your chalkboard paint. Don’t fret if it looks streaky at first, as it will require several coats. Please be aware that the paint can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few days to dry, depending on the make.
  4. Once your paint is dry, peel off the masking tape. We recommend baking the tiles in an oven on a low heat for 45 minutes to be sure the paint is cured and set properly.
  5. When you are satisfied that the tiles are fully dry, let them cool off. Proceed by sticking your adhesive felt circles on the backside of the tiles in order to prevent them from scratching your table.