Dollar Store Coasters Makeover for a Mother’s Day Gift is an easy and inexpensive craft. These would be great for a gift basket filled with other items.
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This month’s dollar store divas blog hop is all about budget friendly Mother’s Day crafts. I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY projects with you.
Dollar Store Coasters Makeover
Since I’m not going out shopping right now, I was fortunate that I’ve had these coasters that I purchased at Dollar Tree in my craft stash since last winter. When I was searching though my bins for a craft for this month’s Dollar Store Divas Blog Hop, I found them and knew they would be perfect for a gift basket for Mother’s Day.
The coasters just needed a new look! I used white chalk paint, green and yellow acrylic paint, and a clear varnish. I didn’t use the peach paint pictured below. I changed my mind and used yellow and green instead.
How to Make a Stenciled Coaster Gift Set
It took three coats of chalk paint to cover the dark pattern of the coasters. I let the paint dry between coats.
To dress the coasters up, I used an adhesive flower stencil. I’ve had much better luck with adhesive stickers than ones that I have to tape down. These are easy to remove, clean, and re-use.
Using a small spouncer is the best way to apply paint. I’ve also discovered along the way that for me, acrylic paint is better than chalk paint when stenciling.
One of the keys to getting crisp painted stencils is to make sure than you only have a small amount of paint on the spouncer. I dipped the spouncer in paint and then dabbed it on a piece of cardboard before applying it to the coaster.
I continued to add paint until I was happy with how it looked. I left the center circle of the flower blank.
After removing the stencil from one coaster, I wiped off any excess paint before moving on to the next one.
To add a center dot to the flower I used the end of a small wood skewer. I dipped it in yellow paint and then carefully added the dot to the center of each flower.
After the paint had time to dry, I added three coats of DuraClear Gloss Varnish to each coaster. I’ve had good luck using this on other painted coasters. Make sure to let each coat dry before adding another one.
Supply List for Coasters for Mother’s Day Gift
- Dollar Store Coasters
- Paint & Brush
- Wood Skewer
- Adhesive Stencil
- DuraClear Gloss Varnish
Since the coasters were purchased at Dollar Tree, they were only $1.00 each. I had the paint, varnish, brushes, and spouncers on hand, meaning this Mother’s Day Gift was very inexpensive! This would go well in a gift basket that includes the DIY Beeswax Candles I made.
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Stenciled Coasters Gift for Mom
These coasters would be great paired with your choice of Coffee Makers for Mom. (affiliate)
Check out more Dollar Store Mother’s Day Crafts from the Dollar Store Divas by clicking below!
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Michelle from Michelle James Designs
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