Project Overview

In this video, Sophie shows you how to make a colourful drink coaster that is perfect for dinner parties or birthdays. This project is lots of fun and is an easy one for kids to make themselves at home.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Paint the frame
2 Create the pattern
3 Decorate your coaster
4 Reveal your new coaster
  • Step 1. Paint the frame

    First, paint the coaster with your base colour. You can choose any colour you like! Paint it with long strokes for an even finish. Allow it to dry and add an extra coat if needed.

  • Step 2. Create the pattern

    Once your coaster has dried, cut long pieces of painters tape and stick them across the coaster to make a pattern.

  • Step 3. Decorate your coaster

    Now it’s time to finish painting your coaster. Use different coloured paints to paint the different sections made by the tape. Make sure they’re different from your base colour so they stand out more.

  • Step 4. Reveal your new coaster

    Now all you have to do is carefully peel off each strip of tape to reveal your colourful pattern. Doesn’t it look great!

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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