Apple Coasters

While I’m on the Apple Theme this week, I decided to make some new coasters for the table.  They were surprisingly easy to make.  The thing that made them a little long was waiting for the paint to dry.

Finished Apple Coasters

And this is how I made them:

I started off with some wooden apple shapes that I’d found at Michaels.   I painted the edges first & then the body of the apple shape with ‘Apple Red’ acrylic paint.

Apple Coaster Wooden Shapes

Once the red paint had dried, using a dark brown paint, I painted in the stems of the apples.

Apple Coaster Stems

After the stems had dried I painted the leaves with a hunter green acrylic paint.  Then I added a small curved black line under the stem area to give it a little depth.  Once all of that had dried, I added some white paint to the side of the apple, the side of the stem & the top of the leaf to give it a little high-lighting.

Apple Coasters

Once it had completely dried, I did the other side, putting in the highlighting on the opposite side.

Apple Coasters

I wanted to seal them, but I wasn’t sure that clear spray paint would hold up to the condensation that a glass might have, so I used Minwax Polyurethane in Clear Satin.

Apple Coasters

After I’d put the first coat on, I was a little nervous.  It looked way too shiny for what I wanted.

Apple Coasters

But as it dried, the polyurethane dried with the satin finish that I was looking for.  I added a second coat & then repeated for the other side.

Apple Coasters Done

Like I said, the longest time for making these is waiting for the paints to dry.  There are so many wooden shapes available.  I’m looking forward to making some others in the near future.

Finished Apple Coasters

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