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When winter bows out and spring starts to wrap her warm arms around us, I can’t help it but crave a bit of color! We see color popping everywhere, why not inside too?
Creating your own set of DIY Coasters is the perfect way to bring a bit of the outside color in! Even better, coaster making is easy as pie and only require a few inexpensive supplies.
DIY Coasters Using Watercolors
The best part about creating these DIY Coasters with Watercolors is the fact that you may have most of the supplies in your cupboards at home already!
To begin, choose a tile and using your Sharpie markers, color a crazy pattern or design. There is no right or wrong way to do this! Just let your inner artist out and draw!
Next, using a dropper or a spoon, make multiple small puddles of alcohol on top of your tile. Then, here comes the hardest part, allow the puddles to dry. Resist the urge to blow on your tile, move your tile, or blot your tile. Allow the simple process of evaporation to do its thing! (Also, please make sure you are in a well ventilated area when using the alcohol, and remember, it’s flammable!)
After the first puddles of alcohol have dried, drop another round of puddles on top of your tile. Try to focus in on areas that have not had alcohol on them, but you can drop puddles on top of dry puddles. Continue this process of dropping puddles and allowing them to dry until you get the effect you are looking for!
When your tile is finished and you are ready to move on, place it on top of your felt and trace around it using a piece of chalk or a crayon. Cut out your shape.
Next, turn your tile over and glue the felt square onto the back. Press it down to smooth any bumps.
To complete your DIY Watercolor Coasters, spray the tops of them with a clear acrylic to seal in the ink and make a waterproof surface to place a drink on top of. This step is best done outside.
Allow your coasters to dry a full 24 hours before you use them!
DIY Watercolor Coasters are not only easy, but they are the perfect homemade gift for friends!
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Krayl @ AnAppealingPlan says
Great idea! We just finished a bathroom project and have lots of left overs. I was wondering what I should make with them. Thanks!
Thanks for featuring my Spring Bucket List! I love the SITS Girls and reference your blog often! Thanks for the great info and the blogging love!
Sadaf F K says
Just added my Recipe in the link! You are simply amazing Girls! Love your site and all the supportive work! 🙂 Thanks!
Where can I find rubbing alcohol!??
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
SO many great ideas here! We bloggers are AMAZING! 🙂
Thanks for featuring my Easter Egg Hunt Cupcakes this week!
Maz Kwok says
Thank you for this awesome link party <3
I love this idea – I can’t wait to make my own!
Lauren @ For the Love of Dixie says
Love this idea! So cute and easy. I tried decoupaging ceramic coasters once and failed. Pretty sure I can master this.
Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home says
Those coasters are so cool! I love how the watercolor effect makes them look. It would definitely add an artistic touch to any living room. Thanks for another great link up, SITS Girls!
Ronda Porter says
Thanks for doing this ladies. So many wonderful recipes, craft ideas, encouragement and advice. Love it!
Great craft, the come out really striking! And they look really easy to make.
emily doughty says
Love this, the colors are so fun, great dyi
Michelle Lepak-Dandelion Patina says
These are such a fun, crazy project! I can see my daughters getting very creative with this whole process! Thanks for sharing.
Emma T says
These are great. I’m definitely going to try these.
I’m soooo tempted to say “waste of good alcohol” but I won’t as you did use the non drinkable kind! These are beautiful and what a versatile idea. Love it.
Ahh, that looks so easy and fun! AND pretty – think of all the color combos. 🙂
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
The coasters look great and like fun to create! Thanks so much for hosting.
Wow, you make it look so easy!!
Laina Turner says
I’m not crafty but these look fun (and within my skill level)
Trine @ Creative Pink Butterfly says
wow! What a simple and great craft! So Simple to match the colour scheme of the room as well..
Katie @ The Casual Craftlete says
Love those coasters! Such a neat technique. Thanks for featuring my bag, Ladies! Have a great week.