Well, the holiday season is almost done and the new year is just around the corner! If you saw my previous post, you know that I’m absolutely crazy about marble right now but the added expense just isn’t in our budget right now. Why not diy it instead! These Easy DIY Marble Coasters are the perfect way to ease yourself into the gorgeous marble trend without breaking the bank. Wouldn’t they make an absolutely perfect New Year’s Eve hostess gift?
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Easy DIY Marble Coasters
Step 1. Begin by applying a coat of white paint on all of your MDF coasters. Don’t worry too much about the coverage. You just don’t want any of the brown color peeking through.
Step 2. Choose which colors you want your marble coasters to be. Marabu has tons of colors to choose from but I ended up going with black and white to mimic true marble as much as possible.
Step 3. Fill a waterproof container with a few cups of water (I used a plastic shoe box filled with enough water to submerge the coasters) and add a few drops of each color. Use a popsicle stick to swirl the colors around in a marble-like pattern.
Step 4. Dip each coaster into the water and then lift straight out. You can repeat steps 3 & 4 as many times as you’d like until you’re happy with the look. Also, you may want to wear gloves during this step to prevent your hands from getting stained. A plastic bag also works in a pinch!
Step 5. Lay out the coasters to dry completely for at least 24 hours.
I absolutely love how each coaster has a completely different look to it. I’m totally planning on pairing a set of these Easy DIY Marble Coasters with a bottle of fine spirits for the next birthday I need a gift for. Or maybe I’ll just keep this set for myself, I love it so much!