Hi everyone! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and I’m really excited to show you some bold, marble-style paint drip coasters I did this week! I’m not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I sometimes play one online. Lately, I’ll find myself going through YouTube videos, trying to find a new way of painting furniture or fabric. I usually refer to painters’ YouTube channels, since they’re the masters of their craft, and apply it to my DIY crafts. While they’re usually not very exciting or edited well, they’re still super fun to watch. Here’s the one that inspired me for this specific project.
Last week I tried saran wrap painting (where you just lay a piece of saran wrap over paint) and this week I’m trying a marble paint drip technique. Although it wasn’t planned, I suppose it fits pretty well with the marble trend that seems to be going around. If you want to see more of my projects, feel free to check out DIY Mother!
Materials I used:
- Tiles (I got 4 tiles for under $3)
- Acrylic paint (I suggest using a combo of warm/cool colors)
- Mod Podge (glossy finish)
I started by taking the cap off and pouring a considerable amount of paint in the middle of the coaster. Then, I layered two more colors on top, using a little less paint each time.
Don’t shake the coasters. I did this the first time and it turned out to be a big mess. The best thing about this project is that you can easily wash the paint off if you mess up. Instead of shaking them, just sit them upright and let the paint drip slowly.
Once the paint starts to drip off the side, quickly turn the coaster the opposite way and let the paint drip the other way. The effect is really cool.
Really, all I did was keep adding splats of paint and rotating the coasters until I was happy with the result. It takes a while to dry, though. I waited 24 hours until I Mod Podge’d them. Add some cork to the bottom, and you’re good to go!
I’m in the process of giving my living room a major facelift (going from traditional to eclectic), so these colorful coasters really add to the ambiance.
I love these! Thanks so much for sharing them with us, Olivia! Be sure to stop by DIY Mother and see some of her other great projects. Like this awesome 5 minute DIY stamp!