DIY Coaster

I'm a believer of the make-believe creatures even if I'm already on the last year of my teenage life. I'm also a tea drinker and wanted to live in the woods so to make ends meet, I've decided to do this project!

Follow the simple steps below to make your personalized, forest-like coaster!

-Corkboard or Foam Board
-Colored Duct tape/ masking tape or colored paper tape
-a piece of your original illustrationh on watercolor paper or browse on the web and print it out
-paper clamp (to hold the pieces temporarily)

1. Cut out a 4"x4" (or whatever size you want) piece of watercolor paper then draw and paint on it. You can also write words like what I did.
2. Cut the cork board and acetate in the same size.
3. Next, layer the pieces together --- the corkboard at the bottom, the illustration on the middle, and the acetate on top. You can use a paper clamp to hold the pieces temporarily.
4. Using a colored duct tape (I used a paper tape for the "living in the woods" vibe), secure the pieces together. Make sure that they're evenly placed.


Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.


  1. great diy!

  2. Super blog !
    Jette un coup d'oeil a mon blog, il est nouveau, besoin d'avis
    A bientot :)

  3. Great post! I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  4. Cool tip Rae! And this one's really lovely it seems! Cute wordings and colors. :)

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  5. two thumbs up for this post dear.
    this is such a clever idea.