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Monday, November 12, 2018

Beachy Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make beach coasters with flamingos and palm trees!  It's a fun and easy craft for your coastal decor!

Here's a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:

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You will need (affiliate links):
Small signs:  I found them at Michaels
Acrylic paint:   http://amzn.to/2pmcWDa
I used a green, pink, light gray, dark gray and white
Matte varnish:  http://amzn.to/2IA1P24 or
Matte Mod Podge:  https://amzn.to/2ro9lWX
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj



Directions:

1.  I found these cute wood slate signs and thought they would be perfect for coasters.  I removed the strings.



2.  I used an ice pick and a screwdriver to mar the surface.  I thought they looked like they were in too good of condition and needed to be a little distressed.

3.  I painted them their base colors.  One was green and the other pink.


4.  I used my Cricut to cut out a flamingo and a palm tree from vinyl.


5.  I applied them to the signs and rubbed them down really well - especially the edges.




6.  Once I applied the vinyl, I took the same color as the background, and painted it all over the front of the sign.  I made to sure to go in all directions.  I did this because if there is a chance of paint running under the vinyl, you want it to be the same color.  This will allow you to get nice crisp edges.

7.  I then painted over everything with a mixture of grays and white, to give it a washed out look.

8.  Once dry, I peeled off the vinyl.


9.  I used a matte varnish to go protect the signs, so they could be used as coasters.


That's it!  Now you have some coasters that bring you to the beach!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona





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