I love the summer time. It means sitting on the patio, having friends over, and enjoying the warm weather.
And if you’re having people over, why not put out some DIY coasters with a beach-y feel?!?
Supplies needed to make your own nautical DIY coasters:
- Blank Wooden Coasters
- Martha Stewart Nautical Stencils
- Acrylic Craft Paint (I used white and grey)
- Foam Paintbrush
- Mod Podge (optional)
I gave each coaster a coat of white acrylic paint. To keep with the beachy feel, I didn’t want the colour to be solid. Instead, I wanted some brush strokes to show through, as well hints of the colour of the coaster.
This is really up to the crafter: you can decide whether you want a “wash” look, or if you prefer a solid base.
… though I do have plans for that Lighthouse stencil. It’s going to make an appearance in my house this summer!
When applying the stencils, I used the “dry brush” technique. I dipped the brush into the paint, but then dabbed the majority of it off onto a paper towel. This will help to prevent the dreaded “bleed” under the stencil edge. With stencilling, less is always more.
If desired, a coat of Mod Podge will seal the paint onto the coaster and make the stencil less apt to chip or wear.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!