Coaster Craft | Home Decor DIY | Apostrophe S | Painted Patchwork Round & Square

Coaster Craft | Home Decor DIY | Apostrophe S | Painted Patchwork Round & Square

Hi, it’s Kim here from Apostrophe S and today
I’m going to be showing you our Painted Patchwork Coaster Sets. Here’s what they look like all finished up.
Get them out. It’s a set of four coasters and you can see we’ve got square for one option
or the round ones. We also have different color stories. So if you want to pick something
more seasonal and holiday oriented, you can, or you can match your personal style, your
decor even. You’ve just got a lot of options for these and I love how they are geometric
and interesting and fun, but they also remind me of the quilt blocks my grandma used to
make. She’s a fantastic quilter and whenever I see things geometric designs like this it
reminds me of her. Anyway, in your kit it looks something like
this. We’ve got all of your wood pieces shrink wrapped so they’re going to stay nice and
tidy for you, your felt pieces for the back, sand paper, paint brushes, glue, and of course
your paint and your top coat. I just about lost that. From home you’ll want a paper plate to use
as a paint palette. You’ll just dump out each of those little paint pots on here and it’s
much easier to get in with a brush, rather than trying to dig into those little pots.
And also some scratch paper to protect your work surface. If you really want to, you could
also get a pair of gloves to keep your hands clean. You’ll be painting little pieces so
you’ll definitely get paint on your fingers. I still have remnants of it from yesterday.
So that’s all that you’re going to need from home and let’s get started and make some coasters. When you pull them out of the shrink wrap,
you’ll want to be very careful so that pieces don’t go flying. All of these triangles are
going to look really, really similar, so you want them to stay with the correct coaster. Then you can just go ahead and take these
apart, paint them and put them back together. If you’re kind of a crafty perfectionist,
like me, you’re going to want the grain to go in the same direction. It add an extra
step and an extra thing to be aware of, but I kind of like when the grain is all together. So I would take off my frame, or my outline,
whatever you want to call this. Then as I paint, I’ll pick up, like let’s say this is
my white piece, I’ll go ahead and paint that with the grain and then when I put it down
to dry I’ll just rebuild the pattern down here. So the pattern’s staying the same and
the placement of each of those pieces is staying the same, so the grain is all the same. That
does add a little extra thing for you to be aware of. So if you’d like to do it and it’s
worth it to you, fine. And if it’s going to drive you crazy that’s alright too. So go ahead and get started painting these.
Get all four of your coasters out and then paint by color. So start with your light color
first and get all of the pieces painted in that light color. Then rinse out your brush
and let those pieces dry and go on to the next darkest color and on and on until you
get to the darkest, last. That way you’re not rinsing out your brushes a million times. Now pretend this is painted. Once you’ve had
everything painted and it dries, you’re going to glue your outlines to the base. So, where’s
my glue? Here you’ll just make sure you get it into all of these cute little angles here,
all the way around and then line it up, squish it down and make sure that you’re not over
hanging either side, that it’s flush perfectly all the way around. Just like that. Now this
looks an awful lot like board puzzles that you might have done in preschool. So it’s
going to be a nice cute perfect little outline for your pieces to go in. Now I’ve got one right here. This is mine,
that I’ve done so far. So I glued my outline and now I’ve got my pieces ready to stick
in there. I’ve already glued these ones down and you can see I already kind of left these
ones in about the same placement so my wood grains going the same way. Again, you don’t
have to do that. I just kind of want to. Alright. So here we go. We just put some glue
in the base of that and I’m going to squish my pieces in, just like this. I love these
designs that we have for you. I think it’s kind of a neat blend when you’ve got some
modern color schemes with kind of a traditional geometric, something that you would have seen
on your grandma’s quilt top. Right? It’s kind of neat to have those blended together and
to see that pattern in a different medium. I like it. So you can see I’ve still got some wiggle
room with my glue and that way I can make sure that I don’t have any extreme gaps. I
can kind of space them out just a little bit…like this. Now once those are in and glued, you’re going
to apply paint just on the outline here. If you want that edge to have paint on it. I
like it with paint. So go ahead and do this. Go about an inch at a time so you don’t spill
too much on to the top, like that, all the way around. That’s what I’ve got here. We
went all the way around with this one. Now it’s time for the top coat. So grab your
sand paper, a brush, and your top coat, and you’ll want to stir this up so that it’s nice
and thoroughly mixed. Now when we sand, we’re not going to go crazy with this, unless you
want a super distressed look. All the sanding you need to do is just light, like this. What
we’re doing is evening out the paint so some layers might, some pieces might have more
paint than others and we’re just evening that out. Then dip in your brush and we’re going
to smash this right in to all those little cracks. So kind of dab it. It looks milky
when it goes on and that’s a good thing. You can see where we’ve already covered and it
will dry clear. So just do what I’m doing here. Pay special attention to those gaps
and squeeze some of that top coat right in… like this. Okay. Then you’ll smooth that out. Alright. Then
you let this dry and we’re going to repeat the same process one more time. So once it’s
dry sand it lightly, like before and apply the top coat paying special attention to those
gaps and squishing it in there. And the last step, carefully scoot this away. Our last step is to stick on our felt squares.
So you’re going to use the glue and the felt squares that you have in the kit or circles
and make sure you get it on to all of the angles and the edges and the corners, because
you don’t want those to be flipping up. Then it’s pretty self explanatory. You just stick
it on to the back and then you have your super cute and darling and interesting and unique
coasters. So you can entertain. You can display them. I feel like they’re artwork, just to
display. You can gift these too. I think anybody would love to receive these. Who knew that
making them could be so much fun? It’s Painted Patchwork from Apostrophe S. Make it yours.

One thought on “Coaster Craft | Home Decor DIY | Apostrophe S | Painted Patchwork Round & Square

  1. From where to buy these square ready triangle cutter coasters and feast of the related material you have shown

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