Hi everyone! I’m Courtney, from Crafts by Courtney. This is my first time writing for Liz and I so happy to be here. She has such an amazing blog.
I’m very excited to share my newest craft for the house. Nautical DIY Coasters!
So here’s the story…
I found these great cork coasters at the Dollar Tree and I knew I wanted to give them a quick nautical makeover for my office. I’m always bringing in coffee, water or even wine when I’m working and I hate messing up my pretty coastal desk. SO, I came up with a plan to give these inexpensive coasters a quick makeover to match my coastal decor.
For this craft your going to need:
- Cork coasters
- Silhouette/or other cutting machine
- Paint brush
Since I already had the coasters on hand, it was pretty easy to get this project going. Next, I rounded up my paint colors and vinyl!!
Step 1 – Cut Your Shapes Out
I laid out my anchor and wheel on the two of the coasters. I wanted to save the other side of the vinyl for the other two coasters. Don’t want to waste any vinyl shapes here!
Step 2 – Add Paint
Next, I added two layers of white paint on all 4 of the coasters and let dry 30 minutes. I wanted to make sure the paint was completely dry before adding my vinyl again.
Step 3 – Use Excess Vinyl Shape
Now that my coasters are dry, I’m going to use the extra pieces of my vinyl as a stencil now. Like I said, I hate wasting these great cutouts!
But this time, I wanted to add a “POP” of color to the coasters. So I found one of my favorite shades of blue…
I painted on the blue paint and let dry 20 minutes. Easy so far right?!!
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Once all my coasters were dry, I peeled up my vinyl with my “Handy Dandy” weeding tool to show off my pretty designs. I’m so excited with how they turned out!
As you can see, this is a pretty simple project (my favorite kind) and you can customize your coasters any way you want!! I can’t wait to display them in my living room and office!
This was my FIRST stenciled cork craft and I think it turned out pretty great. Since these coasters only costs a $1.00, I think I will be making a lot more.
I hope you enjoyed this project…if you did, here’s a few more you might enjoy!
Thrift Store Chair Makeover
Wanna’ see a drastic makeover to a $5 chair I found at Goodwill? Check out this nautical themed thrift store chair makeover! You should see the before.
Serving Tray Upcycle
I found this cheap serving tray at a thrift store and new it had potential. It went from brown and boring to coastal and gorgeous! This nautical inspired serving tray makeover cost less than $7!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you found some great inspiration these easy-to make nautical coasters.
Thanks again Liz for having me, I can’t wait to share many more craft projects and tutorials with your awesome readers!
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