How To-sday - Chalkboard Coasters
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I always see adorable tile coasters or cute little wine charms, and I love the idea, but that's really just a little too foofy for me. I don't know why the heck I felt so compelled to make a set of coasters, since I never have more than two people over to my most-humble-abode at one time, and I don't have a stick of furniture worthy of protection from life's most vicious elements. All the same though, compelled I was, so here's the end result: my anti-foofy, claim-your-beverage-in-semi-permanent-style, bright and sunshiny coasters!
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Begin by brushing a thin coat of chalkboard paint (available at Lowe's & Home Depot) onto your cork mats (available at Michael's in the floral section). Brush it onto the top and sides but not the bottom. Allow each mat to dry while you paint the rest. After you finish the last mat, go back and begin applying a second thin coat to the first ones.
Choose a design for your coasters, and sketch it onto the painted mat with a regular pencil. I Googled henna tattoo designs for my coasters because I love the gorgeous patterns - paisleys, florals, and all sorts of abstract shapes. Don't be afraid to mess up; this painted surfacce is very forgiving and can be easily erased.