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Terra Cotta Melon Coaster

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Sip your beverage in style this summer with these DIY coasters made from terra cotta. This Terra Cotta Melon Coaster is a snap to make, and its watermelon theme is perfect for summer. These creative clay craft ideas are completely adorable and totally useful. Making a set of these coasters is great practice for crafters who aren't confident about their painting abilities. These coasters would be a big hit at a summer barbeque. They also make wonderfully original hostess gifts.

Materials:

  • DecoArt Patio Paint
    • DCP21 - Wrought Iron Black
    • DCP28 - Fiesta Yellow
    • DCP58 - Azalea
    • DCP59 - Sweet Pea
    • DCP63 - Blue Bahama
  • Palette or foam plate
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • #3 round brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • Terra cotta saucer, Ceramo, Inc., S045

Instructions:

  1. Use 1/2" flat brush and Fiesta Yellow to paint inside bottom of saucer. Let dry. You can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting to speed the drying process.
     
  2. Use 1/2" flat brush and Blue Bahama to paint remainder of saucer. Let dry.
     
  3. Refer to photo and use 1/4" flat brush and Azalea to paint half of saucer bottom. Let dry.
     
  4. Use 1/4" flat brush and Sweet Pea to paint over edge of half circle for melon rind. Let dry.
     
  5. Use round brush and Wrought Iron Black to paint seeds of melon. Let dry.

 

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