09 May 2010

How to Make Colorful Coasters?

Materials you need:
round cardboard pieces
(you can use your old coasters also if you
want to give them a fresh new look)
3 colors of acrylic paint of your choice
drawing ink and a bamboo-stick
and decoupage glue
Loose brushstrokes. That's all you need.
Have fun! Mix and paint.

After a few minutes as the first layer has already dried
I cut out a heart shape from a piece of not too thick cardboard
and use it as a template.
Use black drawing ink and a sharpened bamboo-stick to embellish.
My lines are uneven and I am very happy with this outcome.

Let them dry. At this point I am really impatient...
so I do something else instead of waiting there...
And finally paint a decoupage-glue-cover layer on top.
It makes the coasters waterproof.
And here they are, ready to use!
Have happy drinks, have fun, have friends!

And I wouldn't be surprised if you want to
paint more. Be ready. New surfaces are thirsty
for refreshment.


  1. I saw your tutorial featured on totally tutorials and I just love this idea. Great design and colors.

  2. Hi Aniko,

    Thanks for sharing this easy yet fantasy tutorial with us. I have been looking forward to make a personalized coaster and you just give me a good idea. I like your other art works too. Hope to see more of your update (I followed you)


  3. Thanks for sharing! I like the colors you used on the coasters.

  4. These are so, so pretty! I just clicked over from Totally Tutorials and I'm so glad I did. Your blog is fantastic! I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

  5. that's a great idea, I think I'll make some coasters with my kids soon! thank you!

  6. I love these! So pretty!

    I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!


  7. Wow, you are so dear! Welcome new visitors, thank you for following!
    Thank you, Rachel, please do. You make me happy!
    Lanie, thank you!
    I am so curious to see your blogs or sites if you have one.
    So I go to see you in virtual space. :-)