DIY Citrus Slice Coasters - Engineer Mommy
Jun 282016
 

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What does summer mean to you? To me, summer is all about spending time with family & friends outdoors! Whether’s we’re grilling for a party, enjoying dinner al fresco, or simply spending a few hours playing with the kids, summer is about spending time together with the ones you love! When it comes to a cool, refreshing treat during the summer, nothing compares to ice cream! I recently tried the new EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream and EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Vanilla Light Ice Cream, and they are absolutely delicious. They are definitely the perfect treat for all those summer celebrations & gatherings.

Last week, I was walking down the frozen food aisles at Walmart and came across EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream. I just had to try it!
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Look for EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream in the ice cream aisles of your local Walmart store!

During the summer, we spend a lot of time outdoors. Whether my daughters are blowing bubbles, playing with chalk, swinging on their play set or simply chasing butterflies, they really enjoy spending time in the open air during summer. After some playtime, we all enjoy a refreshing treat. So, just the other day, after we spent a few hours running around and playing outside, I served us all some delicious ice cream al fresco. My favorite flavor was EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream, while my daughters preferred EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Vanilla Light Ice Cream.

Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


Did you spot the Citrus Slice Coasters in the above image? That was a DIY project and I can’t wait to share with you all how easy they were to make!

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


Let’s get to the tutorial now, shall we?

Here’s what you’ll need:
air-dry modeling clay
play dough rolling pin
circle cookie cutter
acrylic paint (green, yellow, orange, white)
paint brush
clear finish spray
markers

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

Directions:
1. Start by rolling out the air-dry clay to about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick.

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


2. Use a cookie cutter to form circles out of the clay. Don’t fret if the circle is not perfect. The imperfections give the coasters a charming, handmade look.
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


3. Let the circles dry for a few days. Some clays require heat to harden. Note: Please read the directions on your modeling clay to see if it needs to be baked in the oven to harden.
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


4. Paint the tops & sides of the coasters with white paint. This will make the citrus colors pop more!
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


5. Now, we will use a marker to make the outline of a citrus slice. Here is a sample diagram of what this should look like.
citrus-slice-diagram

Here is my clay circle after using a green marker to make these marks!
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


6. Using a fine paintbrush, apply the green paint to fill in the sections previously outlined. This is my lime!
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


7. Repeat with orange and yellow. Make a whole collection of colorful citrus slice coasters, if you’d like.
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


8. To make sure these coasters are durable, spray some clear finish on these coasters.
DIY Citrus Slice Coasters

DIY Citrus Slice Coasters


I love the way these coasters came out! They’re a bright, colorful way to keep my refreshing pomegranate iced tea off the table! When it comes to summertime, there’s a few things that I really adore! One of them is iced tea. The other is EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® ice cream!
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


We love this ice cream because it’s delicious & creamy! Enjoying ice cream is rarely a solo activity in our house. It’s always a little celebration with the kids when we’re indulging in some ice cream al fresco. I really love that EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Simple Recipes are made with real, simple ingredients.
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


Did you know that EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Simple Recipes are made with fresh milk & cream with no rBST? It’s an ice cream that I can feel good about serving to my family, since it has no artificial colors, flavors or GMO ingredients. Indulging in this ice cream outdoors under the sun is a lovely way to spend any summer afternoon!
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


Both flavors were absolutely delicious. The caramel swirls in EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream are pure perfection!
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


Each bite of EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream is rich, creamy and delicious! This ice cream is “simply made, simply delicious“.
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness


Enjoying ice cream is about togetherness with the ones I love! My daughters love having having some ice cream after an afternoon of playing outdoors.
Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Celebrating Summer Togetherness

Want to sample some of this delicious ice cream? There may be a demo in your area! Click this link to check the demo list for June.

To stay up-to-date on the latest from EDY’S®, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram! Also, be sure to check out this video to see how EDY’S® ice cream promotes Togetherness!

Be sure to celebrate togetherness with EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream and tell me: Have you ever made coasters? What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Do you spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer?







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23 Responses to “DIY Citrus Slice Coasters”

  1. What a cute coaster ideal for your patio. Such bright and summery colors. They go with summer just like Eddy’s ice cream. We finished off a half gallon of Strawberry last night. Yummy!!!

  2. What a creative idea for a coaster! Looks like a great summer project!

  3. I haven’t tried the Caramel Delight yet. It looks delicious! Also, those spoons look so fun! #client

  4. Fun creative thing to do! They actually look like a vintage, but still professional look. You could sell those!

  5. These coasters are so fun. They turned out so cute that no one would ever believe how easy they are.

  6. Those coasters are so cute!

  7. Those are super cute, what a creative DIY idea for coasters!

  8. You just gave me a cute crafty idea to do with my trio this Summer .. thanks!

  9. What a great and fun idea! these coasters are super cute, and perfect for summer! I love them! I have to try these!

  10. Oh those coasters are the best! I’d love to make a few! You definitely picked some good ice cream flavors!

  11. I was trying to guess how these were made before I read the post and I never thought clay. So clever.

  12. These are adorable! I can see using these all summer long for lemonade on the porch, cookouts, and ice cream, too!

  13. Those coasters are just adorable and fun looking. I’ll have to try to make some for our next movie night. I’m sure we’ll have some of that ice cream as well.

  14. These coasters are indeed a great idea and can be done with the kids. I will have to share this with my niece so the kids can make the citrus slice coasters for this weekend gathering. Thanks for sharing the idea and this delicious Edy’s ice cream.

  15. Those coasters are so adorable! I am needing some new ones for when we have get togethers and now I know how to make them myself.

  16. What a fun DIY!!! I must try this

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  17. Omg these coasters are just too cute!!!! Prefect print for summer. I must make a set!

  18. Those coasters are so cute. What a cute idea. The ice cream looks pretty good too. =)

  19. Very cute and colorful DIY coasters! Love the idea, perfect for summer

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