Washi Tape Coasters

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

Washi Tape Coasters via Chase the Star

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)

Acrylic paint

2 Foam applicator brushes

Exacto knife

Mod Podge (I used the “Dishwasher Safe” formula)

Give your coasters a new life with paint, washi tape, and Mod Podge! via Chase the Star

Step 1:

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!

Painting Coasters via Chase the Star

Step 2:

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.

Washi Tape Coasters for an easy update! via Chase the Star

Washi Tape and Paint to update old coasters via Chase the Star

Step 3:

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.

Update an old coaster set via Chase the Star

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?

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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