DIY: Striped / Chevron Coasters | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

Hey lovers!  Alison here (obviously).  So it’s Thursday, and I’m pretttttyyy, prettttttyyy excited (and overwhelmed) for two reasons… reason number one is that I’m heading out on the road for what should be a really fun press trip in Cape May today with some fellow bloggers and I literally justfinishedpackingthissecond.  Typical me.  Anyway I’m excited to let you know how it goes, and if Senorita Pale McFaceington (myself) is able to achieve the unachievable — enough of a tan to make my veins less like a blue subway map my skin!  Wish me luck ;)

The OTHER reason, which is entirely about excitement and very little to no overwhelmednesseses, is that I get to introduce you to one of our two brand new DIY bloggers – Allison of Engaged & Inspired!   And today, for her first DIY post, she’s bringing a super spin on a real favorite in the DIY world…. take it away, Allison!

Hello All! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here! Thanks so much to Alison for allowing me to blog about DIY fabulousness each week. Let’s get started with what I have in store for you today.

I am a huge advocate and big fan of the concept of reusing as much of your wedding decor as possible. I definitely did it, and anything I didn’t use, I sold. Seriously, who has an extra room just for wedding decor lefties. (Actually I do….and it is filled with just that, lefties. But I hate it and don’t want anyone else to endure said pain.) So today’s DIY can be used to create a statement at your wedding, then can turn right around and be used in your home to add a little statement there.

Striped Tile Table Runner:

What You’ll Need:

  • Spray Paint (I used a flouresent pink because I am obsessed, but if you go to Michael’s or Home Depot they have every color imaginable and you can find something that fits your color palette.)
  • Ceramic Bathroom Tiles (They are .16 at Home Depot)
  • Tape (I used a .75 width painter’s tape because I wanted smaller stripes, but you can go as big or small as you please)

How To:

Set 4 tiles together. You want each corner to have color, so you start by creating two tape lines on either side of the color. I used a small piece of tape in between each line just to ensure they were the same size and even.

Continue taping until you have tape covering the spots you want on the entire tile. I folded the tape down the side so the stripe-effect would continue on each side as well.

Spray 1 or 2 coats of spray paint evenly over all the tiles.

This is a VERY important step. Take the tape off while the spray paint is still wet. If you don’t do this the tape will stick to your paint and will chip the edges.

To create a table runner, just repeat these steps until you have enough to fit your tables. After the wedding stack them as coasters! And since you will have SO many lefties, feel free to give them as gifts to parents and bridal party members as a fun little keepsake after the wedding!

So, what do you think? Awesome right? Thanks Alison for allowing me to show you all this fabulous little DIY :)

xoxo  - Allison, Engaged & Inspired

Label(s): Allison, Color, Pink, {DIY + Freebies}

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9 comments

  1. Keri on May 31, 2012

    Super fab project that I just may have to trymand yay for E&I <3

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  2. Dina on May 31, 2012

    Trying this this weekend! This is perfect! So excited you’re doing more diys!!

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    • It is SOOOO easy! Literally takes about 5 minutes to make a set of 4 and it costs less than $5. You’ll totally love it! I just made some last night with gold spray paint as well. Have fun and send pics when you are done!

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  3. Jessica on May 31, 2012

    Wow. I think I finally found a DIY I can handle. And it’s completely chic too (I’m really snobby about how things look, so I tend to just spend the $$$ on finished products instead of trying to achieve perfection from scratch – expensive but easier and less stressful in the long run for me). Looking forward to more from this one. :)

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  4. Britt on June 1, 2012

    Sooo cute!!! What a fun DIY :)

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  5. LUVIT

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  6. Kate {domestikatedlife} on June 2, 2012

    Such a cute DIY! I love this idea.

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  7. Tina on June 4, 2012

    Coasters are really trend favors these days.

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  8. Missy on June 30, 2013

    This EXACTLY what I was trying to come up with for my DIY centerpieces. Perfect, thank you!

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