Hmmm, so what to do with a few spare coasters? Time for an upcycle? I think so! I used materials I had knocking about (including washi tape from our wedding stationary) so spent a total nothing on this project and it only took an evening. And now I have six very cute coasters ready which should look lovely in our new home.
This VERY simple diy tutorial below will tell you all about it:
You will need:
- Coasters – use old coaster in need of a makeover, buy from charity shop, or find cheaply online.
- Paint – neutral colour, I used a left over tester pot of emulsion
- Washi tape – At least two different co-ordinating patterns.
- Craft knife – or sharp scissors
- Gel medium – such as Mod Podge or Liquitex (Alternatively use PVA!)
- Paint your coasters on both sides leaving to dry between coats.
- Once fully dry, create your desired pattern on each coaster with washi tape. Leave the edges of the tape hanging off the edge of the coaster.
- Turn your coaster over and place washi side down on a craft cutting board. Use your craft knife to cut around the coaster, getting rid of excess tape. Smooth down the edges where the tape has been trimmed.
- Now cover the washi taped side in a thin, even layer of gel medium. Leave to dry. Turn over and repeat on plain side.
- Leave to dry completely, and, voila!
I love these, they would make a great gift, tied with pretty ribbon. Try out different designs and styles, why not use glitter, sequins, scrap booking paper, wallpaper scraps, old theatre tickets or your favourite photos.