My daughters just got a home together, and I am so thrilled. I wanted to make a simple little gift that they would use, love, and always think of me when they see them. These thrifted coasters really do make the perfect gift for anyone!
These DIY Farmhouse coasters are so simple, chic, rustic, practical, and fun. This allows you to add that farmhouse vibe to your home and is easily accomplished with this DIY craft. So run to your nearest thrift store to find some old coasters, and let’s get started.
DIY farmhouse coasters
- Old coasters from Goodwill
- Leftover tiles (4x4s from tiles)
- Dixie Bell Mud
- Dixie Bell Fluff
- Farm Animal Stamps
- Brayer Ink Roller
- Black Ink
- Ink pad
- Dixie Bell Easy Peasy Wax
- Cork tabs
1 – If your coasters are thin, grab some old 4×4 tiles to add some thickness to your new DIY farmhouse coasters. Trim the excess from tiles to clean them up.
2 – Place your coasters on top of your tiles and hot glue in place. Make sure they are centered and even.
3 – Grab your Dixie Bell Mud and a spatula. Push it into the lines from the tiles underneath. Make it nice and smooth to create a completed clean look.
4 – Allow your tiles to dry completely.
5 – With your paintbrush, paint over the original coaster with Dixie Bell Fluff color paint. Cover completely, making sure to do all the sides as well. Apply 2 coats. Allow to dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.
6 – Sand your coasters lightly to smooth out the brush strokes or clumps. Wipe with a dry cloth.
7 – Grab your farm animal stamps, and condition your stamps with a 220 sandpaper sheet to rough it up. This allows for the ink to fill in the areas with ease. Give your stamps a shake to clean them up a bit.
8 – With your Brayer Ink Roller in hand, add some ink to your pad. Simply roll your Brayer roller back and forth over the stamp pad, and then roll over the stamp you selected. Tip* This saves some ink and doesn’t fill in the negative area on your stamp you don’t want to show.
9 – Once your stamp is ready with ink, carefully place your stamp on your coaster. Be careful not to shift your stamp. Repeat on all of your thrifted coasters with your stamps. Remember to wipe off your stamps with a wipe after use. Tip* You can seal your coaster with clear wax before you stamp in case you make a mistake. Or, you could even repaint the coaster.
10 – To distress your edges of the coasters, you carefully brush the edges with your stamp pad to add a thin layer of ink. This gives you a finished look.
11 – If you want to paint your coasters, be sure to seal them first. And then paint. Don’t forget to seal again once your painting is complete. Be sure to let dry completely.
12 – Grab your Dixie Bell Easy Peasy wax, or any polyacrylic sealer, and spray them. Be sure to cover all the way to the edge. You want to seal your coaster to be sure it will do its job properly. Pat it on and be sure they are nice and dry before use.
13 – Add cork tabs on corners under coasters to make them stay in place and not scratch up your furniture.
If you loved this DIY coaster makeover be sure to check out how I changed up this thrifted wood tray!
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