DIY Chalkboard Coasters

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

Chalkboard crafts have been all the rage in recent months and today I’m officially joining the ranks of the chalkboard-obsessed! A while back I fell in love with the idea of making chalkboard coasters. They’d be so cute for impromptu games of Tic Tac Toe or assigning drinks at a cocktail party! Or if you’re serving up a signature cocktail or spiked punch for an upcoming party, you could label your coasters with the name of your drink so people know what they’re enjoying. Or write little messages for guests! Really, the possibilities are kind of endless and that’s why I love them. Bonus – they are inexpensive and crazy simple to make. So let’s get to it, shall we?

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

Supplies –

  • ceramic/porcelain tiles
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • cork Con-Tact paper
  • chalk
  • craft knife or scissors

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

First up, I used a chalkboard spray paint to apply three light and even coats of paint to simple ceramic tiles I picked up at Home Depot. For best results, let the paint dry at least thirty minutes between coats and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how long to let the paint cure before use. The brand I used recommended allowing the paint to cure for a full 24 hours.

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

Next up I trimmed down my cork Con-Tact paper into squares just slightly smaller than the size of the tile. This allows for a non-slip surface on the back of your coasters that won’t scratch up the surface of your coffee table. Luckily, Con-Tact paper is self-adhesive so all you have to do is remove the sticker backing and press firmly into place.

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

After your paint has cured and dried, lightly coat the entire surface of your new chalkboard coasters to prepare them for use. You can do this simply by scuffing a piece of chalk over the face of the painted tile and then wiping to remove. And that’s it! You now have super cute and versatile coasters that are sure to be a conversation piece at your next gathering.

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

{Design + styling by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion. | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.}

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These would make a perfect hostess gift (and a great use for leftover chalkboard paint from other projects)!

Love this idea, so fun!
Another reason why I need to buy myself some chalkboard paint.

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What a great idea! Amazing! :) I will try to grab some of this materials and i will try to make like this! :) Thanks for sharing.

I love your whole design. This is a great idea and kids would also love this. Very unique and stylish. :)


i was thinking of making this for a christmas gift but my sister pointed out that chalkboard paint is non washable – has anyone actually tried this craft and used them? I am curious whether the paint holds up in terms of smudging, chipping etc



Hi Jenny! Mine are still holding up great and I’ve been using them pretty actively. I definitely wouldn’t put them through the dishwasher or anything, but wiping them off with a damp cloth hasn’t been a problem so far. Hope this helps!


thanks cyd! happy holidays :)

Krista Salvatore

Wow! This is a very nice idea. I can try this out.

Hi! Just wanted to let you know your chalkboard project is featured in my round-up of 20 DIY Chalkboard Projects. Thanks for sharing your inspirational creation with us!

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