I have been so inspired these past few days with ideas for fall items to decorate and use around the house. Autumn is a lovely season and best of all is the sign of better weather to come after the 100 degree Fahrenheit days. I love the pool parties of the summer but I am ready for other fun activities outdoors with the great weather. Maybe fishing at the park and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Below is a tutorial on how to make autumn leaves wood coasters. I will certainly be using these in those outdoor activities to keep with the theme of nature, and of course fall.
Gather the materials
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- wood coasters
- paint in various autumn leaves colors
- paint sponge
- protective enamel
- autumn leaves stencils
How to make autumn leaves wood coasters
I created the stencils in the silhouette. The fastest way was to look for clip art and use the silhouette trace setting to make the shapes and cut by sending to the silhouette. This is an inexpensive way to create your own stencils and you can use left over vinyl from other projects. You can find autumn leaves stencils at stores as well, with the store bought you can always clean and re-use as often as needed and for other projects as well.
Cut the vinyl stencil and center on the wood coasters. Set the paint out with various small sponges.
Paint using the sponge mixing the various autumn colors. I did a thick layer of colors.
Allow the paint to fully dry, then remove the stencils.
Seal the autumn leaves coasters using the clear enamel sealant. I used two coats of the sealant, this will take a few hours to dry. This will make them more durable and protect the paint longer.
Allow the sealant to fully dry in the sun or outdoors for a few hours. The sealant will give a shiny surface and brighten the colors a bit.
The autumn leaves coasters, turned out very nice, and perfect for the picnic outdoors or a fall themed party.
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