Coasters add a slick touch of class and elegance to your table. It not only keeps the mess of spills and cup sweating off the table. It also adds to your home decor theme.
I love coasters of all sorts and I was particularly intrigued by a DIY concrete coaster I saw on youtube so I decided to try one for myself.
When we make something and decide to share it online, we take the risk of getting criticized by someone who does not like the result. But for the most really want a thumbs up for the work. That’s honestly speaking.
But I also want to inspire someone to reach into their creative inner self and from doing a little DIY project here and there, may find the answer to their life’s purpose and be an inspiration to many others after them.
Here I will show how I did it step by step.
First, you will need about:
32 ounces or 2 lb concrete powder. You may use the ready mixed one in the bucket if you like.
Black and white spray paint
Make circles on a cardboard box of about 4 inches in diameter. I use scissors to cut out my circles.
I used one side from a cornflakes box to make the sides of the mold. I cut it into 1/4 inch in width. This will be the thickness of my coasters.
I used Krazy glue to bind them around the circles.
Then I mixed the Concrete and fill them up to the maximum height.
After two hours I Sprinkled some more water on them to get them wet again. This will help the concrete to be much harder and it also prevents and seal up cracks that may form.
You can wet your coasters as many times as you like and the concrete will get stronger each time it dries.
So this is what they look like when they were almost completely dried. This was after about 8 hours of drying.
They will have rough edges so I used a refined sandpaper to smooth them off and even them out as best as possible.
This one was an experiment that did not work out as I was handling it too rough and it ended up breaking. So sad. It would have looked so attractive, in my opinion.
I used straws to paste around the edges on the inside of the mold before I filled it with concrete.
I added three coats of spray paint to get that desired look. Spray thin layers of paint at each interval and let it dry before adding the second coat. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to dry.
Hope you enjoy these other photos.
Thank you so much for viewing the entire tutorial! Have yourself a wonderful day. The blessings of the Lord be with you and peace from our heavenly father above.