I love the idea of adding design with function since I try to keep to a more minimal decor style. That’s why having decorative diy coasters is right up my alley. And a DIY? Well that’s something I couldn’t resist.
- Coaster material (whether old coaster or cork board or bath tiles)
- Painters tape
- Clear protecting spray (I’ve used this for quite a few DIYs, such as this)
- Paint brush
- Acrylic paints
- If you’re using cork board or bath tiles, I would recommend adding felt pads underneath to prevent coasters from scratching your table
First step always is to wash and dry your coasters.
My next step was to paint each coaster white, including the sides. You may or may not choose to do this step, depending on the design you make.
Once the paint dried (overnight), start placing the painting tape on the coasters in whatever design you choose! Personally I like the look of each coaster with a slightly different design, yet all being in the same color pallet. You really cannot go wrong with whatever design you choose!
Make sure your tape is long enough to wrap down the edges and underneath to help it stay adhered through the painting process. Press the tape down hard before moving onto the next piece.
With each color you choose layer on at least two LIGHT coats of acrylic paint, waiting a minimum of 1 hour in between coats.
After putting the last coat of paint on I let them dry overnight before removing the tape just to ensure its completely dry. Then slowly and carefully remove the tape.
Best practice to protect the coasters with a waterproof sealant.
If you used cork board or tiles, your last step will be to add on a felt pad to each corner so they won’t scratch your table.
Now your only job is to decide what beverage to place on top!
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