How to Make Blackboard Coasters

Turn tired old coaster mats into fun mini chalk boards.

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How to Make Blackboard Coasters
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Everything you'll need to create your mini blackboard coaster.

Everything you'll need to create your mini blackboard coaster.

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Start by peeling the glossy surface off the old mat.

Start by peeling the glossy surface off the old mat.

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Use a knife to get the really tough bits

Use a knife to get the really tough bits

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There may be a layer of paper left on the mat, you can leave this as it will give a nice a nice rough surface for the paint to stick to.

There may be a layer of paper left on the mat, you can leave this as it will give a nice a nice rough surface for the paint to stick to.

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Add the first coat of paint.

Add the first coat of paint.

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Use a sheet of paper beneath the mat to protect your work surface.

Use a sheet of paper beneath the mat to protect your work surface.

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There will be quite a lot of overlap if you rush like we did...

There will be quite a lot of overlap if you rush like we did...

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Leave the mats to dry

Leave the mats to dry

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Add a second coat of paint to the mats

Add a second coat of paint to the mats

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Leave to dry a second time

Leave to dry a second time

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The finished product can be tiny notice boards...

The finished product can be tiny notice boards...

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... Personalised coasters ...

... Personalised coasters ...

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... Or anything you want.

... Or anything you want.

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