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Euromaxx - DIY

Instructions on how to make wooden coasters

Euromaxx DIY shows you how to brighten up your home with these trendy wooden coasters. They are ideal for pans, candles or flower pots.

You'll need

  • three glued wooden squares made of spruce that you can have sawn to shape in a DIY store. Coasters should be around 20 centimeteers square.
  • design foil and sticky tape in two different widths. The foil and the sticky tape are sold in all DIY or crafts stores. The color doesn’t matter.
  • chalk paint
  • a triangular ruler
  • a ruler
  • a pen
  • paper towels
  • some scissors
  • transparent and brown cream wax and small pot to thin the brown wax in
  • and a brush, you can also use a sponge,

 

Instructions

First add a small amount of water to the brown wax to make it spreadable.

Stir with the brush and apply evenly on all sides.

Also cover the cut surfaces.

Once the wood is dry, take the first board and use the triangular ruler and a pen to draw two triangles whose tips connect.

Then apply the sticky tape along the insides of the triangle pattern.

Measure the distance to the next triangle. I measured 1.5 cm between the individual triangles.

Make sure the lines run parallel. That is important for the pattern. Use this method to create the entire pattern. Stick tape to the cut surfaces.  

Stick two wide strips of tape onto the second board with a distance of 5 cm between. Use the design foil to give the last board a zig zag pattern.

Press the tape and the foil firmly so no paint can get underneath. Also stick tape to the edges.

Now the boards are ready for painting.

Use the brush to paint the free spaces on the wooden boards.

If you want different effects use a piece of the sponge and dip it in the paint.

Then dab it on the kitchen paper and then on the empty spaces.

The irregular look makes it look vintage.

Let the paint dry before removing the sticky tape. If there is any paint left under the tape use a sharp object like the blade of a knife to scratch it off.

Finally add the transparent wax to seal and avoid scratches.

 

Good to know

You can have the boards cut to different sizes depending on what you want to use them for.