Embellish coasters with an old necklace and add a little luxury to your tabletop

Why keep coasters around that look more woebegone than water rings? Take an old necklace and upgrade your coasters into glittering, personality-packed accessories. Best of all, you needn't worry about reminding guests to use a coaster next time you serve refreshments, because visitors won’t be able to keep their eyes — and hands — off these tabletop staples.
The key to these eye-catching coasters is adding texture, color and shimmer through several small details. White chalk paint creates a clean background on which to add a border of soft, velvet ribbon. Washi tape gives a glint of gold to the edge, drawing attention to the flower pendants bedecking the corners of the coaster. Use the same materials suggested here to create your coasters, or switch out the colors and styles to build a look that’s all your own.
- Old flower necklace
- Square wooden coaster
- Home decor chalk paint, white
- Paintbrush
- Gold washi tape, 3 millimeters wide
- Cream velvet ribbon, 1/4 inch wide
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Scissors
- Needle-nose pliers, two pairs
- Wire cutters
DIY Everywhere
1. Paint the surface of a wooden coaster with white chalk paint. Allow it to dry.
2. Wrap the edge of the coaster in gold washi tape. Trim with scissors.
3. Create a border of velvet ribbon on the top surface of the coaster. First, cut a piece of ribbon the same length as one side, and then hot glue it down next to the edge. Repeat for all four sides. If the coaster has rounded corners, use scissors to trim the ribbon as needed.
4. Place an old necklace on the work surface. Use two pairs of needle-nose pliers to remove the flower pendants from the chain and each other. Use the wire cutters to remove any links attached to the flowers.
5. Glue a flower to each corner of the coaster. Allow the glue to dry.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until you have the desired number of coasters. Set out your new coasters and enjoy!

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