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How to make your own geometric coasters and placemats

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Geometric colour blocking is an easy technique to master to transform things around your home.

This project is perfect to use as coasters or placemats and are a pretty embellishment to the dining room table.

Painted placemats and coasters
Geometric coasters and placemats

You will need

Resene Drop Dead Gorgeous


  1. Using the ruler, pencil the stripe pattern for your placemats.
  2. Mask using the low tack masking tape.
  3. Paint with Resene Drop Dead Gorgeous, applying lightly along the tape. 
  4. Remove the masking tape off before the paint dries. Leave to dry.
  5. If you wish, apply Resene Aquaclear on the full placemats and coasters for a surface that is easy to wipe clean.

Supplies your will need

Step 2

Step 3

Top tip: Paint each family member’s placemat in their favourite Resene colour using a Resene testpot so that everyone knows which is where and where their place at the table is. Use separate colours for guest placemats.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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