I decided to try to craze. And let me tell you, making these easy paint pour coasters is a crazy-fun summer craft!
Paint Pour Coasters
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love trying new crafts and doing something fun. One thing I don’t do super well is ride trends in the crafting-world. But this time, I felt inspired to just make something really organic and fun. Acrylic paint pouring has been kind of at the edge of my interest for a while – so I decided to just give it a try!
Paint is just a fun medium and I don’t do enough painting, so pouring it sounded like a good time. Starting with an easy paint pour project, I made these fun acrylic pour coasters that are super fun for summer. If you’re ready to make a summer craft that you’ll really enjoy making, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Acrylic Pour Coasters
- You’ll want to start with a flat, clean surface like these 4-inch tiles here. Do not feel restricted to rectangles, though. They have hexagons that would make AWESOME coasters, too. You could even use wood, so you could make your coasters any shape you wanted. But I decided to start basic and work my way up.
- You’ll also need a paint pouring medium like this. I didn’t want to start with a huge amount so I picked up this smaller (and less expensive) bottle and it went really far, so you don’t have to buy a lot to do this project.
- Remember that this project isn’t “set in stone” so to speak. If you don’t love a tile while you’re pouring, you can wash the paint off and try again. Or, if you decide that, after the paint has dried, you don’t like it, you can simply paint over it with some white acrylic paint, then do your pour again. Paint pouring is an art, not a science, so just have fun!
How Do I Make this Paint Pour Coasters?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 8 disposable cups
- 4 wooden craft sticks, or something to stir paint with
- Large pan, or plastic drop cloth to protect your work space
- Cut your cork board into roughly four 4-inch squares, Set aside.
- Place one tablespoon of pouring medium into four cups along with one tablespoon of paint color, then stir until the color is consistent throughout.
- Place the remaining four cups upside down on top of a large pan or drop cloth to protect your table, then place a tile on top of each cup.
- Pour a small amount of one pre-mixed paint color over each of the tiles. Then repeat with the remaining colors, working in small strips, but covering almost the entire tile surface.
- Lift a tiles, tilting it to one side, then the other in order to completely cover the entire tile surface and drag the paint around to make a unique design. Take time to cover the entire tile with paint, including the sides. And there's no shame if you have to touch it up a little with more paint or your finger dipped in the paint, to cover a specific spot. Repeat with the remaining tiles, then allow them to dry completely.
- If desired, you can seal with clear glaze, then allow the tiles to dry completely once more.
- To finish your coasters, apply glue to one side of your 4-inch cork board squares, then press the side with glue squarely onto the back of each tile. Press the tile down firmly to get the glue to make the seal. Allow the glue to dry completely then enjoy having some awesome summer coasters!
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