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Cheers Coasters – Great New Year’s Eve Accent
Ring in the New Year with Cheers Coasters
The holiday season is almost over, and the new year is ready to begin. These DIY Cheers Coasters are the perfect way to protect your furniture from the champagne that is ready to be popped.
There are all sorts of drink coasters available, but making these yourself allows you to personalize them with your name, a monogram, or whatever word you want to use. The possibilities are endless.
Try this super inexpensive, undeniably simple project to give your guests a special place to rest their fluted glassware. You could even have them in small gift bags as presents to hand out when the evening is done.
This is how to make the Cheers Coasters.
White porcelain tiles
Black and gold metallic paint
Detail paint brush
Plastic paint tray (or you can always use a paper plate)
A little of your own spunk and flair
Start by wiping your porcelain tiles down – They will have been sitting in a hardware store, and may be covered with dust or other materials.
Next, grab a paint tray and squeeze out a bit of gold paint. Using a thin and tiny detail paint brush, dot the gold paint around the exterior edge of the tile. The dots don’t have to be perfect since it’s supposed to mimic a spray of confetti.
Let the gold paint dry for an hour or two before moving on.
Once the gold is dry, grab your black paint and squeeze a small amount on the paint tray. Then take your detail brush and freehand the word “Cheers!” in the center of the tile. If a point of reference would help, do an image search on Google or Pinterest for the word “cheers” and see if anything strikes your fancy. If all else fails, the paint won’t dry too quickly for you to wipe it off and start over, so it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake. Practice makes perfect!
Once you’re happy with the design, let the black paint dry for another hour or two.
Place your tiles on a piece of cardboard outside and spray two thin and even coats of clear, water-resistant sealant over the tops of the tiles.
Allow the sealant to dry overnight in a well-ventilated spot, then cut up felt pads to stick to the bottom of the tiles for tabletop stability.
After that, your DIY Cheers coasters are party–and guest-ready!