DIY Citrus Coasters. This post may contain Amazon affiliate links.
Don’t bright citrus colors just scream Summer? This project is pretty, cheap, and fast…just the way I like my projects to be! 🙂 These would be a super cute handmade hostess gift as well.
Here’s what you’ll need to make a set:
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Stencil Material
- Hook Tool
- Citrus Colored Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brush
- Cork Coaster set (mine were a few bucks at Target)
- Citrus Silhouette Cut File (click to download)
Freebies are for personal use only. Anything you sell is considered commercial use.
Please note this is a .studio3 file. If you haven’t updated your software, you need to do that first to be able to use this. It’s always a good idea to keep your software up to date! You can update it here.
Now, let’s get crafty…
First I gathered my supplies. The cute Handmade Modern paints are from the new-ish craft aisles at Target.
Step One: Measure your coasters and re-size citrus design to fit. If you use the same coasters I did, the way have them sized (about 3 inches) in the free cut file should work perfectly. Cut the design using Stencil Material.
I love stencil material because it’s reusable so you can cut just one stencil and re-use it multiple times which is perfect for a project like this. The cut file has four citrus images just in case you opt for another stencil medium.
Step Two: Cut a square around stencil and apply both stencil pieces as sown below (look closely to see the square with the circle cut out. This creates the “rind” area of the painted citrus.
Step Three: Paint and then carefully remove the stencil while paint is still damp.
The hook tool is super handy for getting the middle stencil piece out.
Step Four: Wash stencil. Pat dry and then reuse.
Repeat steps until all additional coasters are complete.
Allow all coasters to dry. Seal if desired (I didn’t but I’m lazy like that).
Pour yourself a big glass of ice cold lemonade, relax, and enjoy your cute new coasters.
And here’s a real life shot to show you life isn’t as neat as pictures make it appear (under the table is piled with boxes and craft supplies. I couldn’t bring myself to show all that extra mess…but it’s there!
P.S. I’m loving my new light kit! It definitely takes the professionalism of my photos up a notch and it was really inexpensive especially considering all you get in the kit. 🙂
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