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
Acrylic paint colors of choice
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?