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Marimekko for Target Inspired Coasters



When it comes to Target and their designer collaborations, I'm a huge fan. I have a piece from every collection that they've collaborated on, and some I admire more than others. When I heard that their newest collaboration was going to be with Marimekko, known for their bold prints and patterns, I knew I had to get in on this too. I couldn't wait to see what was going to be in store, and what I saw I loved. I was able to get dresses for not just Madison for but for me as well, and then because I loved the line so much, I decided to pick up a few items for the kitchen. However, Target it would behoove you that if you're going to bring out plates and tumblers, that just maybe you could have made some coasters to go along with them. Lately, I have been on a crafting spree and have been making a lot more items that I would usually spend money on. However, only if it would be cheaper than me buying it, or if I just want it to be unique. I'm not one of those who make every single thing. You know who you are, the ones who spend $50 in craft supplies when you could pick it up at your store for $10. Yeah, that's not me. Luckily, my need for Marimekko coasters inspired me to make my own. They were also super easy to make and only cost me about $6. Way less than if Target did happen to have Marimekko Coasters, so maybe I should say "Thank you Target".

Madison in her Marimekko for Target Toddler Girls' Dress - Kukkatori Print 
Marimekko by Target Inspired Coasters

Supplies Needed:


Wooden coasters
Acrylic paint colors of choice
Paint brush
Mod Podge
Glitter (optional)


Directions:

Step 1: Start by painting your coasters white, which is your base color. I started out with a blue color and realized that it was a lot easier to go light to dark instead of dark to light, in terms of paint color. Let it dry before commencing step 2.


Step 2: Add a glob of paint (any color that you choose) in the middle of your coaster. And I'll explain below why you want to add a glob of paint.


Step 3: Use that glob of paint to draw lines to the edge of the coaster. The smaller your brush, the more lines you can add, and the thinner your line could be.


Step 4: Next, using that same color, draw a circle around the edges. Remember, it does not have to be perfect, but if you want it to be, you can use a circular object and draw lines before using your paint. I love the freehand method.


Step 5: With another preferred paint color, paint between the lines, letting some of the white show. You also don't want it to look too uniformed. Now that you've done with your paint work, allow it to dry.


Step 6: Your final step. Apply mod podge to your painted artwork. I decided to add some glitter because I think everything just looks better with glitter. Glitter is however completely optional.


That's it! It was so easy to do that I should have thought about doing it so much sooner but better late than never.

Note: I freehand everything using a small brush, but you can draw lines if you want it to look neater. I loved the "not trying to be perfect" look because then they all become unique. While I did lines, you can do flowers or anything that you prefer. A quick search of Marimekko prints would bring up a lot of their work and you can find one that you'd prefer to do.

Let's discuss: Were you able to shop the Marimekko for Target Collection? 

Annmarie John
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  1. Consider me impressed! I wasn't familiar with Marimekko but judging by her dress, I'm a fan. I do love the collections they get. I pretty much love everything Target.

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    1. Oh you're just like me Tamara, I'm in love with Target. I try and grab something from each collection. Love, love, LOVE Target!

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  2. Awe, Madison is the cutest model, I love her dress it suits her energy! I didn't know about this brand to be honest, but you have opened my eyes to prettier things! I love the DIY coasters they are fun and I'm sure doing it with the kids will make it more exciting!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It is pretty easy to do and I was surprised that I didn't do it sooner.

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  3. Is glitter really ever optional? No. All things should be sparkly!! You did a great job on these coasters. They really look fantastic.

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    1. I am so with you. I'm all about the glitter. :)

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  4. These are so cute and summery! I love citrus decor during summertime!

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    1. Oh you and me both and I do love the summer colors.

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  5. Now I'm happy for you that Target didn't have the coasters. Yours are so darn cute, and Madison's little dress is too. Also, her curls are beyond adorable. They remind me of my daughter's (if she grows her hair long).

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    1. Oh I'm pretty glad that I didn't get them there either. They sure worked out a lot cheaper than if I had bought them.

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  6. How cool is this! I love the collections at Target and I esp love the coasters.

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    1. Oh I just love the collections myself and this line had some really cute home decor.

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  7. These coasters are so fun, and look like great fun to make! Thanks for sharing the instructions :)

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    1. Not only were they fun to make but they were easy too. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. Target has great collections.oh she isnlookinb so cutee with that dress

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    1. Thank you and yes, they do have some great collections. :)

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  9. How can you be so creative every time? Madison is looking cute as always and her dress is making her aura more cuter.

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    1. Thank you Akhil, I have no idea myself. It's usually done from necessity although a few times I just do it for fun. :)

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  10. I wish I could get that dress from Target for my girls! It's adorable. I've never heard of Marimeeko before this post, but I love the prints and look forward to adding some to my home!

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    1. You probably could because it is still available. I also have the matching one so when we went out we were easily identifiable. :)

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  11. It feels so summery and fresh looking at the coaster you've designed. I love everything rustic and sometimes unperfect looked craft is the best! Your daughter is adorable and her colorful dress is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Rose and you're right, sometimes the not so perfect stuff do look the best.

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  12. I love the beautiful spring colors. I haven't seen this collection at Target. I need to find it.

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    1. Oh it is still there since it's their newest collection so I'm pretty sure you'd be able to find a few things there.

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  13. I love the Marimekko collection for Target. I almost bought one of the bathing suits from that collection the other day when I was there.

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    1. I bought the matching tunic that goes along with Madison's dress and love it. The line surely is beautiful. :)

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  14. I love the coaster! They look great for a summer party. You are so creative!

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    1. Thank you and they do have that summer look don't they?

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  15. What a creative and cute coasters. This gives me some ideas to make my own coasters.

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    1. I think you should. You'll have fun doing them.

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  16. We are using a DIY coaster in our house and it is so fun to design your own coaster. You are so crafty!

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    1. They sure are and we had a great time doing them. Knowing that we made them makes them even more special.

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  17. I like the 'not perfect' lines too. And you're right, glitter makes everything look better. :)

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    1. Oh it sure does, doesn't it? Well unless you're making it for a guy. :)

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  18. These coasters came out so beautiful. I love that you can get creative with them and match them to the decor in your home. As far as glitter, it's my favorite art supply of them all.

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    1. That's the great thing about DIY's, you can make them to your own specification, and glitter is probably my favorite supply too. I have it in all different colors.

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  19. Oh my goodness they are so cute, I totally love the idea of DIYing your own coasters and putting your own mark on your decor. x

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    1. Thank you Sarah and I sure did make them my own. You should try some for yourself.

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  20. Omg how cute are these coasters?!?! And they look pretty easy to make which is what I like to see in a DIY! I must make a set :)!

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    1. Have fun and get your little one involved in the project too.

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  21. Omg these are adorable! You have definitely inspired me to get crafty this week with my kiddos. Thank you

    -Mary

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    1. You're very welcome Mary, have fun at it!

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  22. Marimekko is pretty new for me, but I know Target has great collections always & I am loving that gorgeous colors. The coaster looks really great & good for a summer party, my kids are going to love it.

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    1. It'll be fun to do with the kids and you can do it any way you want to, and remember it doesn't have to be perfect.

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  23. So fun! This looks like something I would love to try

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  24. How cute are those! These would make the perfect housewarming gift!

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    1. While I'm not so sure about giving it as a housewarming gift, it just might make a good one. I just prefer buying something. :)

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  25. What a colorful post. This is amazing, I love the colors and I love how your coasters turned out. I recently made some fruit coasters too. I purchased a bag full of cork coasters at the thrfit for $1 buck.

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    1. That was a great price and I'm sure that your fruit coasters came out beautiful!

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  26. We don't have a Target close enough to us to shop there really so I haven't seen this collection. I love how your coasters match them perfectly though!

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    1. Thank you Jess. My Target is less than 10 minutes away so you can always find me there.

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