Make It By Monday: Color-Block Coasters

Maybe, like us, your resolution is to buy less and make more or you’ve just enjoyed entertaining during the holidays and want to keep it up in 2013—whatever your reason, it’s always a good idea to stock your home with plenty of coasters for when guests drop in and want to drop off their drink. So, we were thrilled when we stumbled upon this lovely DIY from PoppyTalk featuring the cutest color-block coasters. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be wow-ing your guests with these adorable—and very useful—Make It By Monday project.

  • Color-Block Coasters via PoppyTalk

  • Materials:
    • Wooden coasters (you can get these from your local craft store)
    • Acrylic paint
    • Paint brush
    • Paint tray
    • Masking tape
    • Gold spray
    • Clear glaze spray
  • Step 1:

    Mask off half of each coaster diagonally

  • Step 2:

    Using a different colour for each coaster, paint half of each coaster and leave to dry.

  • Step 3:

    Depending on your paint's drying time, come back and give each coaster another coat so the colours are crisp and thick.

    You could actually leave the coasters like this with the wooden side exposed and then finish with a clear varnish. However, I like a bit of sparkle, so if you do too, it's time to add the gold!

  • Step 4:

    Mask off the painted side this time (be sure they are completely dry or the paint will peel when the masking tape is removed.

     Now spray paint each side using a gold spray paint. Allow to dry and remove the tape.

  • Step 5:

    Varnish each coaster with a clear lacquer to protect them from any liquid. 

    Now all you need to do, is invite some friends over for drinks!

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