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DIY Fruity Coasters – An Easy Summer Craft

Create your own set of vibrant and fun coasters with this easy do-it-yourself project. These fruity coasters are not only practical but also add a pop of color to your home decor. To start, gather materials such as cork coasters, colorful felt, scissors, glue, and fabric paint in various fruity colors like orange, lemon, lime, and watermelon. These DIY fruity coasters are a great way to personalize your space and showcase your creativity. This project can be completed in no time and it can be a great addition to your repertoire. 

Supplies

  • 3.5-inch wood slices
  • Thick green felt
  • A couple of stick pins
  • A fine-point black Sharpie marker
  • Yellow, white, dark brown, and orange acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Paint brushes (large and smaller for detailing)
  • Polyurethane
  • A hot glue gun
  • Pineapple coaster template

How to Make DIY Fruity Coasters

STEP 1: Paint

To make the pineapple coaster, paint a wood slice with bright yellow acrylic paint. Then use a smaller paintbrush to paint brown zig-zag lines across the coaster. Last, add white highlights here and there to add a little dimension.

For the orange slice coaster, paint your coaster orange and use a smaller paintbrush to paint white lines (crossing at the center like cutting a pizza) and around the edges. Paint a few teardrop shapes for seeds.

STEP 2: Add A Protective Topcoat

Let the paint dry then coat your painted wood slices with Polyurethane to protect the paint layer from any water damage!

STEP 3: Cut The Felt Pieces

Use the template provided in the supplies list and cut out a leafy top on green thick felt for your pineapple coaster. And, use your wood slice to trace a piece of felt for the bottom of the orange coaster.

Cut felt backing for each coaster.

Trace and cut away any excess for the pineapple.

Trim away the excess.

STEP 4: Glue The Felt Backing

Once the polyurethane has dried, hot glue each wood slice to its corresponding felt pieces.

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