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DIY Summer Drink Coasters

DIY Summer Drink Coasters

Hi my beautiful readers!

I am currently typing this post while surrounded by three fans running on their highest setting, so I hope you're all handling this summer heatwave better than I am.

This week I wanted to bring you a fun, simple, and summery tutorial, so I decided to make these cute little fruit coasters! I've been eating a lot of fruit this summer (shoutout to the fruit section at the Big Y) so I figured the bright and colorful summer fruits would be perfect for this latest craft.

Keep reading to figure out how to make your own summery drink coasters!

 

DIY Summer Drink Coasters

Total Time: 15-20 minutes per coaster

Materials:

The Basswood Circles were $1 each from Michael's Craft Store and the bottle of sealer was $3 from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I already had the other paints and brushes, so the cost for this craft was $9.

The Basswood Circles were $1 each from Michael's Craft Store and the bottle of sealer was $3 from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I already had the other paints and brushes, so the cost for this craft was $9.

Step 1

Use the pencil to sketch your design onto the wood slice. Most of the time you will paint over it anyways, but it's useful to get an idea of how the design will look. It took me a couple of attempts to draw all of the lemon slices the same size, so sketching it out gives you some much-needed practice time!

Lemon sketch

Lemon sketch

Watermelon sketch

Watermelon sketch

Kiwi sketch (you'll notice that my finished kiwi was a little different from this sketch, and that's okay! That's why practicing the sketch is a good idea)

Kiwi sketch (you'll notice that my finished kiwi was a little different from this sketch, and that's okay! That's why practicing the sketch is a good idea)

Pink Grapefruit Sketch (there are subtle differences between the lemon and the grapefruit sketches, see if you can spot them!)

Pink Grapefruit Sketch (there are subtle differences between the lemon and the grapefruit sketches, see if you can spot them!)

Step 2

Paint the base color, which is the color that the majority of the coaster will be. Below are the base colors with their corresponding fruit.

Lemon: Pale yellow

Orange: Pale orange

Lime: Pale green

Grapefruit: Pale pink

Kiwi: Green

Watermelon: Reddish pink

Step 3

Paint the outer rim. Below are the rim colors with their corresponding fruit.

Lemon: Bright yellow mixed with a little gold

Orange: Bright orange

Lime: Bright green

Grapefruit: Hot pink

Kiwi: Brown

Watermelon: Green outer rim, white inner rim

Step 4

Paint in all of the details, like the bright triangles for the lemon and lime coasters or the funky seeds for the kiwi and watermelon ones. Below are some pictures of the finished coasters so you can see how those details should look, but don't be afraid to get creative! Pick different fruits or give these designs a fun twist of your own.

Step 5

Paint a thin layer of sealer on top of each coaster to protect the paint. Once the sealer has dried you can grab some glasses and show off your cute new drink coasters!

Pretty cute right?

I loved making these coasters and there are so many other fruit-inspired designs you could create (cantaloupe, strawberry, and so many more!)

As for last week's Instagram competition, congratulations to @sfieldx for winning the "Mermaid Off Duty" swimsuit! We will be in touch this week to schedule your shipment.

Stay tuned for more fun stuff and giveaways on instagram by following me @tesnialys

Thanks for tuning in today and happy crafting!

Tesni Alys

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