Every year we add a few new items to our collection of Halloween decorations and as promised earlier this week we’re sharing them with you, too!
Yesterday we shared our DIY Halloween Candles and today we’re sharing our DIY Halloween coasters! They’re really easy and quick to make and definitely add a splash of colour to our otherwise dark decorations.
If you’d like to make your own DIY Halloween coasters, this is what you will need:
- Yellow Acrylic glass cut into squares (ours are 9.5 x 9.5 cm)
- Hazard signs printable (you can download it for free here)
- Self Adhesive Clear Sticker Paper (to suit your printer – this is the paper that we used) & printer
- Clear varnish (optional)
This is how to make your DIY Halloween coasters:
#1 Start by downloading the printable and print it onto some self-adhesive clear sticker paper. Then cut out the hazard symbols with some scissors or a craft knife.
#2 Next prepare your plexiglass. You can easily buy plexiglass that’s already cut to the size you need but if like us you’ve bought a sheet you’ll have to cut it in squares first.
We measured out the squares and then used a circular saw to cut it before sanding the rough edges with some sandpaper. You don’t need to worry about scratching the surface too much as there’s usually a removable protective film on the plexiglass.
#3 Wipe the front of the plexiglass coaster with some alcohol to make sure that it’s grease-free then peel off the hazard sticker and glue it to the centre of the DIY Halloween coaster.
#4 If you want your coasters to stay more durable and water resistant we’d recommend giving them a spray with some clear varnish to protect the ink (which can smudge, especially if you’ve printed with an ink jet printer).
Now all that’s left to do is mix yourself a drink and enjoy your new DIY Halloween coasters!
If you decide to make the DIY Halloween coasters we’d love to see your result! So why not take a pic and share it with us over on Instagram with the hashtag #makecreatelove.