DIY Coffee Ring Coasters

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We understand why coasters are necessary, and we love them just like every other mom out there that doesn’t want a coffee ring stain on her table. But, sometimes the imperfection of a table {the dings, scratches, paint and coffee ring stains} give it character. They tell a story of the lives and memories that lived there.

It’s difficult to do, but perhaps it’s better to embrace the mess and save ourselves the exhaustion of always wanting it to look perfect?! Yes, embrace the imperfection!

Maybe, it’s better to beat the coffee ring stain to the table with DIY coffee ring stain coasters?! Think about it – it’s the easiest stain to remove because you just have to put them away in a drawer. Plus, they are imperfect right from the start so no need to worry about messing them up.

Our new coasters have inspired us to live according to our coasters. Every day we are going to rise & grind. We have always been and will always be a bold brew {after all, we are Sicilian}. We are not going to hide or cover-up the truth, so it’s a no filter zone here. And, finally, everywhere we go, people will know one of the j. sisters will have been there. Yes, we will leave our mark.

Tell us {email, hello@jsorelle.com or instagram, @jsorelle3} what your imperfect coffee stain coasters would say to inspire you throughout the day. And, of course, read below to learn how to make them.

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Materials:

Directions:

Paint your coasters the color of your choice. We went with a happy, bright yellow and chose to make a random color-block pattern.

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Design your coasters, the coffee stain and words in the Silhouette software. We chose to play off fun and strong coffee phrases such as: no filter. bold brew. leave your mark. rise & grind.

Follow the printing direction on the vinyl packaging. Once it’s cut, remove the excess vinyl around the phrase and coffee stain.

Place washi tape {or vinyl transfer paper if you have} over the design.

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Remove the tape in one piece, and the design of your coaster should stick to it.

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Place the washi tape and vinyl down on the coaster where you want it to be. Use a straight edge to remove any bubbles.

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Pull each piece of tape up, one by one, and the vinyl should stick to the coaster.

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Press felt pads on all four corners on the bottom of the tile.

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Repeat the steps for all four coasters.

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Drink, cheers and make all the coffee ring stains you want.

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