DIY Farmhouse Style Coasters
Now that the holidays are upon us, I am constantly searching for all types of gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, and anyone else I am forgetting about right now. I recently wrote about 10 great hostess gifts under $10, but sometimes I like to get a little crafty and make something myself. These easy farmhouse style coasters are perfect for those times.
I found these natural stone tiles that were less than $4 for a pack of 9 at the hardware store. They are not a completely smooth surface, but I think that adds to their charm, and they were the perfect size for coasters. I spray painted the tiles with a primer and then black paint and allowed them to dry.
I then used my Silhouette cutter (affl. link) to cut my designs out of contact paper. All of the designs I used are available to download for free on my blog that is listed at the bottom of these instructions. The design was applied to the top of the tiles, and I used white acrylic paint to paint it. If you don't have a Silhouette cutter, there are tons of great small stencils available online and at the craft stores. Once the paint for the stencil dried, I removed the contact paper and coated the top and sides of each tile in 3 coats of matte ModPodge to seal it. I also applied felt pads on the bottom of each tile so that the coasters would not scratch my surfaces.
Can you picture a stack of these coasters tied up with some twine ready to give as a gift? I love them so much that I kept a set for myself, but it's so easy to make several sets at one time to give out to teachers or neighbors, or anyone that pops by unexpectedly at the holidays.
Check out my blog below for more details as well as my source list! Hope to see you there!
- Stone tiles
- Spray primer
- Black spray paint
- White spray paint
- Felt pads
- Matte ModPodge
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published November 16th, 2016 1:19 PM