Are you enjoying your summer? It’s my favorite season! We BBQ with friends and family in the patio almost every weekend . It’s a blast! Typically in the summer months I like to decorate in fun vibrant shades especially when entertaining, but I hate to spend cash to do it. So….I dug up an old set of inexpensive coasters and updated them with paint and washi tape to give them a new look for summer!
Washi Tape Coasters
This basic set of coasters have been with us for a few years, they’ve worked very well!
In order to give them a new look I gathered my materials:
Washi Tape (I used 4 rolls)
2 Foam applicator brushes
Mod Podge (I used the “Dishwasher Safe” formula)
First things first, always start with a clean surface! I wiped the coasters and holder clean. Using one of the applicator brushes I gave the coasters a few coats of the paint. I went with ‘Vivid Orange’ by Folkart, it’s so bright–I love it!
Next, I applied the washi tape in a repetetive pattern to the top and bottom of each coaster, and trimmed the excess off with the exacto knife.
Lastly I added a couple of coats of Mod Podge to seal the Washi Tape in. I chose the ‘Dishwasher Safe’ formula because although I doubt I’ll run the coasters through the dishwasher, I’m sure they will get their fair share of moisture, after all, that’s their job!
I used the same process for the coaster holder.
These look really great with my new outdoor plate set from Pier 1. In the year round SoCal sunshine, I am sure I will be using these Washi Tape Coasters long after the leaves start to fall.
Do you have an old set of coasters that can use a little love? If you don’t, you can pick some up at the thrift store, or any other discount store!
What have you ‘washied’ lately?