DIY Fruit Slice Coasters

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!Man oh man is summer in Portland! Since it’s been nothing but a scorcher here lately, all I’ve wanted to do eat is fruit. Well that and binge on Netflix, but what else is new? After painting my nails like a watermelon, I thought it was time to take my obsession one step further and bring that inspiration to my craft room.   Here’s how I made these fruit slice coasters:

Time: 1 hour for set of six
Materials: cork rounds, DecoArt Multisurface Paint, brush, paper, pen, ruler, xacto knife
Cost: ~$11

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!I used DecoArt’s multisurface paint for this project since it’s thick enough to coverup pencil markings. You don’t need tape, like pictured above, if you just hold the stencil down with your other hand.

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!Start by painting your coasters white. Because the cork is a bit absorbent, I went ahead and did two coats. While they’re drying, you can make your stencil. To do that you’ll need a piece of paper, a pencil, and an xacto knife.

Trace around the outside of your coaster so that you have a circle on your paper. You’ll then mark the circle into eighths, almost like you’re cutting a pizza. Inside each section (triangle) will be your fruit slice, which you can draw in. It’s basically just a triangle with rounded corners. Once you have it drawn out, cut out the fruit slice pieces with your xacto knife.

Place stencil on dried coasters and trace very lightly with your pencil. Remove stencil and then paint with the fruit color of your choice. Since the paint is self sealing, once your coasters are dry, they’re ready to be used!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial! These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!So that’s it! Perfect for summer bbqs, don’t you think? Be sure to visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

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12 Easy DIY Coasters

12 Easy DIY Coaster ProjectsIf Pinterest has taught me anything, it’s that we can all use more diy coasters on our coffee tables. You can never really have too many coasters, Perfect for avoiding those pesky water rings AND they make great decor. Plus any one of these tutorials would make a great Mother’s Day gift, especially wrap up with some tea and a mug! So regardless of your reason for wanting to make them, you’ll certainly have fun trying one, if not all, of these ten easy projects!

12 Easy DIY Coaster Projects1. Glamouflauge Coasters by Love + Cupcakes

12 Easy DIY Coaster Projects2. Wood Round Coasters by At Home in Love

12 Easy DIY Coaster Projects3. Colorful Clay Coasters by Oh Joy!

12 Easy DIY Coaster Projects4. DIY Criss Cross Coasters by Fall for DIY

12 Easy DIY Coaster Projects5. Dried Flower Coasters by The Crafted Life Continue reading…

DIY Dried Flower Coasters

Time: 20 minutes + 24 hour dry time
Materials: wood slices, dried flowers, epoxy resin, wax paper

DIY Dried Flower Coasters (click through for tutorial!)

I know I’ve kept you in suspense since sharing how to press flowers, but today is the big reveal! This may just be my most time consuming project to date, but I think the wait was worth it. But then again, I may be biased on this one!

DIY Dried Flower Coasters (click through for tutorial!)You can dry your own flowers following this tutorial (does take 4-6 weeks). The wood slices were cut from a dead tree branch then sanded. If you don’t have access to a saw and need to buy yours, try Etsy.
DIY Dried Flower Coasters (click through for tutorial!)I pressed my flowers for 6 weeks and am really happy with the way they turned out. For this project, you’ll want the flowers to be as flat as possible. The best results were achieved with the rose petals, hydrangea, and leaf. Continue reading…

Alcohol Ink Coasters Kit

Time: 1 hour
Materials: glazed floor tiles, alcohol inks, blending solution, mod podge, sponge brush, cork or rubber for the bottom

DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters | The Crafted Life

You guys loved the Alcohol Ink Coaster project so much, that Darby Smart decided to turn it into their February To DIY For Box. Until Midnight tomorrow (Feb 8, PST) you can purchase the kit with all the supplies to make your own coasters for $19. The box ships for free on February 12th, so hurry while supplies last!

On a budget? Enter to win one for free!

DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters | The Crafted Life

DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters | The Crafted Life