Welcome to $10 on the 10th! This month’s themes is Outdoor/ Gardening. Which is perfect as I’m still working on getting my outdoor spaces ready for summer. I’ve been looking for awhile for outdoor coasters. But I’ve been really picky.
Something cute, yet functional.
They have to absorb condensation from a sweaty glass.
And they had to be able to hold different sizes of glasses.
Apparently, that’s a tall order.
I began my search on-line.
Not sure what rabbit hole I went down but these flower pot saucers popped up on Michaels site and I knew that they would be perfect.
They just needed a little extra added!
And the price at .79 each was fantastic, so I purchased 8 of them.
Using multi-surface paint, I painted the centers of each coaster.
Once the center was dry, I painted a different flower on 4 coasters.
Once they were dry, I went back in and added detail with a black paint pen.
Now, I know you are saying “What if I don’t paint?”.
I have a couple of solutions for you.
Decals or Mod Podge.
Any napkin or design printed off of the computer would work just as well as paint!
Once all of the paint was dry, I sealed both the inside and the outside of my coasters with a craft sealer.
However, any sealer would work.
After finishing the 4 flower coasters, I got brave and decided to do a few fun ones.
Using a chalk pencil, because it’s easy to erase, I drew on drink slogans.
Sip, Gulp, Drink and Chill.
Then simply went over the words with a white paint pen.
Depending on how dark your painted circle is, you may have to go over the wording a few times.
I love how my coasters turned out!
They are everything wanted!
So how much did it cost me total?
Paint, paint pen and sealer: 0.00 – I already had all of this in my craft closet.
For a total of 8 coasters, that’s a bargain!
Now please join me in visiting all of the other talented $10 on the 10th participants and see what Garden / Outdoor projects that they are sharing.
Patti – Pandora’s Box
Allyson – Southern Sunflowers
Terrie – Decorate and More With Tip
Cindy – Cloches and Lavender
Ann – The Apple Street Cottage
Until next time…
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