Do you ever host a girls night IN? Recently a friend of mine did, and we had a blast with this DIY project. It was so much fun, and surprisingly easy! This DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters project would be fun alone or in a group setting. The coasters can be used for many different ideas from wall art to gifts – just tie four coasters with a burlap ribbon and voila! In my case I decided to create coasters to be used for wall art.
DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
DIY Ink Dyed Coasters Materials
- White Ceramic Tiles
- alcohol ink
- small cup
- newspaper (to cover your table)
- rubber pads (for the coaster bottoms)
- Clear Acrylic Coating Spray
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I found the cork board at Target in the desk organization section and plan to attach the coasters to that using a heavy duty glue.
- Begin by pouring a few tablespoons of alcohol into a small cup. Using a paint brush 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 ink blot 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 paint brush 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 rubber pads are optional and can be placed on the tile before or after the craft.
From beginning to end these DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters take approximately 4 hours to complete. Most of that is drying time. They are a great, fun, creative project to do for girls night, baby showers, 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.