Monday, November 17, 2014

Monogrammed Slate Coasters

Michael's sells these slate coasters for $2.50.  Four of them come in a pack.  I love all things natural stone and thought these would go great with our slate coffee table.  I wanted to spice them up a little, however, and paint our monograms on them first!


To do so, I needed a craft brush, Martha Stewart craft paint and stencils, foam pouncers, and polyurethane.


These stencils of Martha's are wonderful.  I fell in love with them during this project.  They are reusable and adhere to all kinds of surfaces so that you don't make any mistakes while painting.  


To make the monograms, I took our initials and placed the stencils directly onto the slate coaster.


Then, I used the pouncer to sponge-paint our initials onto the coaster.  I choose white craft paint to make it look as though it was done with chalk.


Then, I peeled off the stencils and made a few touch-ups with the craft brush.


Once all four coasters were completed, now it was time to seal and protect them.  To do so, I chose a semi-gloss polyurethane by Rustoleum. 


I finished each coaster with two coats of polyurethane, and waited to for them to dry.


These Michael's coasters already have felt backings on them, but in case yours doesn't, you can always adhere them to them at this point, too.


All done!


Aren't they adorable?  I love these little coasters.  They'd be perfect as wedding and holiday gifts.  



Hope you love them as much as I do!

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