I recently picked up a couple of cork coasters at the neighborhood thrift store for $1, and turned them into a scrumptious fruit salad – no cutting board required! They add the perfect splash of color & summer fun to the patio table when we barbecue, and the best part is they’re a cinch to make!
- Start with plain old run-of-the-mill corkboard coasters, like these
- Paint two thin coats of white paint (I used this Martha Stewart gesso primer), and let dry
- Cut out a stencil using bristol board (you can download my template here), and secure it to the coaster using double sided tape or some binder clips.
- Dab the paint on, being careful not get any under the edges of the stencil. Terrorize your family with paint splattered fingers! Let dry, then paint another coat.
- Once the second coat is dry, remove the stencil and touch up the lines with a teeny paintbrush if necessary
- When the coasters are fully dry, lightly spray them with a top coat like this one, to seal in the paint. Then give Toby a high five, because you, my friend, are all done!