Pumpkins are a staple of the fall season and you can’t celebrate this Halloween without at least one. Well, you could, but why would you? These easy painted pumpkin coasters are the perfect way to add festive fun to your table while protecting it at the same time.
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I don’t know what it is about pumpkins that is so dang appealing but they are beautiful. You can customize them in so many ways to fit any Autumn decor style.
These easy painted pumpkin coasters keep it traditional with an orange base and adorable black jack-o-lantern faces.
According to my kids they also make a great game, too. They promptly picked them up and started tossing them like Frisbees across the living room. There you go: fun Halloween décor and a boredom buster all in one!
Pumpkin Coasters Materials
- 4-Pack of Orange Woven Coasters (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
- Black Fabric Paint
- Green Fabric Paint
- Paint Brush
First, remove the coasters from their packaging. If you keep the cellophane in tact you can use it to protect your work surface from stray paint drops.
- Paint each coaster individually. Don’t move on to the next one until you have finished the face on the previous coaster. This allows the paint to dry before adding the leaves.
Next, paint a nose on each coaster.
Then, paint 2 eyes on the coaster. Be careful not to bump the painted nose with your hand. You don’t want to smear the paint.
Next, paint a fun mouth on your coaster.
Lastly, paint any eyebrows or lashes you want to include.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 for your remaining 3 coasters. Set the coasters aside to finish drying.
- Vary the face designs for aesthetics but also to help family members and guests easily recognize which coaster is theirs during use.
Once the paint on your coasters is dry, use green paint to add leaves and vines to each of your pumpkins.
Again, allow your paint to dry completely.
Step 9 (Optional)
If you want the coasters to stay put on the coffee table, add four dots of paint on the opposite side of each one. This will make the coasters grip the table during use and prevent spills.
Make It a Game
If you want to up the fun, you can turn this into a formal game of coaster throwing. These coasters are super light and work great for tossing. Make this awesome Jack-o-Lantern Treat Jar and set it up somewhere in the room or outside. Divide into teams and take turns trying to toss the coasters into the treat jar (sans the lid).
- Make the game harder by starting the first round a few feet away from the treat jar. Each round move the teams a few feet further back from the jar. The team who gets the most coasters in the treat jar after all of the rounds wins the game.
Who would have thought that such an inexpensive DIY could be your all-encompassing party go-to? These easy painted pumpkin coasters are the perfect way to dress up your table for the season. Next time, I’m going to make some adorable Frankies to go with them. Don’t worry. I’ll totally share the tutorial with you too.
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