I made these simple DIY fall leaf coasters as an autumn-esque craft (I know, that’s not a word…) that can carry on throughout the year.
To be really and truly honest with you, I have a tendency for craft fails. I don’t normally blog it, unless I manage a quick recover, as in the case of the crayon initial.
With these fall leaf coasters, I was NOT going to have a fail. I wanted something foolproof (or fail-proof) that would be bold and beautiful.
I decided to go with a simple cut-out design. I did make ONE “oops”. I used a pen to draw the shape of the leaf. Don’t do that – use a pencil and then erase it… The pen leaks through.
Other than that small detail, these DIY fall leaf coasters are so easy to make! They can be made by anyone big enough not to break the coaster (though I’m not sure I fit into that category…). So, you can have each family member make one for his or her place setting. Isn’t that cool?
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE FALL LEAF COASTERS:
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- Glossy ceramic tiles
- Origami paper (or other thin paper) in bright fall-inspired colors.
- Mod Podge and foam brush. If you’d like it to stand up to water a little better, use dishwasher safe Mod Podge. You’ll just need to let it dry for 28 days… Otherwise, regular Mod Podge will handle your drips just fine.
- Pencil and eraser
- (Optional) If you want it to stay in place better, you can add cork to the base. For that, you’ll need E6000 glue, cork tiles, and a craft knife to trim it to size.
You can get a kit with the supplies you need right here.
HOW TO MAKE FALL LEAF COASTERS:
1. If your origami papers are too large, cut them to size.
2. Draw the shape of a leaf on the back in PENCIL. Cut out your leaf shape.
4. Place a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back, and glue your cutout in place. Smooth out any creases or bubbles.
5. When it’s dry, paint another thin, even layer on top. Allow it to dry completely before using.
I love the bright, vivid colors – they are just so cheerful and modern! I am primarily using them for display right now, but they are great for setting down hot pots, or for your cup of coffee.
Aren’t these DIY cutout fall leaf coasters beautiful?