Looking for a fun project to do for a girl’s night in celebration? This DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters project is it! I recently joined some friends for a girl’s night where we made this adorable and easy craft to bring home. It was a huge hit!
Below I’ve included a free alcohol ink painting printable for your art night.
DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters
How to Make DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters
These alcohol ink coasters can be used for many different ideas from wall art to mother’s day gifts – just tie four coasters with a burlap ribbon and voila! You can even sell these on Etsy!
In my case, I decided to create coasters to be used for wall art. I found the corkboard at Target in the desk organization section and plan to attach the coasters to that using heavy-duty glue.
Materials you need for alcohol ink art:
- White Ceramic Tiles
- alcohol ink
- rubbing alcohol
- small cup
- newspaper (to cover table)
- felt pads (for the coaster bottoms)
- clear acrylic coating spray
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Instructions (Don’t worry there’s a free printable template below)
- Begin by pouring a few tablespoons of alcohol into a small cup. Using a paintbrush generously coat the tile with alcohol. Make sure the entire tile surface is covered in alcohol.
- Once you have coated your tile surface, begin dripping ink one spot at a time to your tiles. You will see with each drop the ink will make different creations and designs. Let the inkblot sit for a few seconds before trying another color. Cover your entire tile with ink drips. *Try dripping paint from different heights
- For extra effect use the same paintbrush used for coating the tile with alcohol and re-dip it in the alcohol, then flick it onto your creation. You can do this as little as often as you’d like. Each creation will be a one-of-a-kind piece!
- Let your tile dry for at least 30 minutes then using a paintbrush paint the outer edges of the tiles a solid color to hide any ink that dripped over the edge. It also gives it a polished look.
- Finally, take your tiles outside and spray each one with a generous coating of clear acrylic spray. Note – do not spray them any closer than 8-10 inches.
- The felt pads are optional and can be placed on the tile before or after the craft.
From beginning to end these handmade coasters take approximately 4 hours to complete. (Most of that is drying time) They are a great, fun, creative art project to do for girls’ night, baby shower, and other events.
My favorite part is how easy this project is to do. If you plan to do a group craft have everyone bring a small box to take their tiles home in and let dry completely.
DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters Tutorial Printable
Now’s your chance to make this fun craft! Click the image below to print the free PDF tutorial!