Easy DIY black and gold coasters-IKEA hack

What if I tell that you don’t need to be an artist to make an art statement. I’m not kidding.With just a few materials at hand,you can make some amazing abstract work that will make heads turn.Still don’t believe me? Go ahead and read my easy DIY black and gold coasters using acrylic paints !

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio


Many a times, I get asked this question from my readers.”I’m not an artist.Do you think I will be able to do this?” For which I always reply positively. For me some things come naturally, for example realistic pencil drawings.But for other things like watercolor, I have worked hard to at least paint like I do now. What I’m trying to say is that anyone can paint or draw if they want to and have the determination to. Precisely like many other things in life. Well I can’t come and paint for you but I can boost your confidence. So while thinking of doing a tutorial, I thought why not make something that is downright easy,takes under 10 minutes to do and can make you feel proud.

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For this easy DIY black and gold coaster, you will need

  1. IKEA SKÖTSEL coasters
  2. Palette knife
  3. Winsor & Newton gold acrylic paint
  4. Black spray paint

Step 1: Assemble all the materials together. I used these absolutely cheap IKEA coasters that are below $2 for this project. We’re going to transform these into something even more amazing.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 2: Spray paint over the coasters to coat it evenly. I couldn’t take a photograph of this step because I had to head over to the balcony and my only companion at home was the little one fast asleep. A few precautions while you spray paint are

  • Wipe off dust from the coaster with a dry cloth.
  • Place a protective barrier like plastic sheets between the ground and the coaster.
  • Cover your face with a mask or cloth.
  • Spray evenly moving the can sideways keeping it about 30cm away from the coaster.

After coating the coaster with spray paint,let dry for a few hours.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 3:Place random blobs of gold acrylic paint on one side of the coaster. Always press any tube from the back end to get maximum content from it.It’s basic knowledge but thought I’ll share a quick reminder.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 4: Using the backside of a palette knife and by holding the coaster steady, press down and start to drag the color in an abstract manner.Don’t worry about it looking perfect because the whole aim is to just let it go and paint how you wish! The key here is to think that you’re Picasso.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Keep spreading paint around until you’re happy with the result. I would suggest that you keep the paint on one side of the coaster just to show dynamism .And there you go! You’ve created a classy looking coaster using this easy DIY black and gold coaster tutorial.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

There is a quick gif I’ve included in the post just for you to have a better idea of the process.The whole process will take you under ten minutes and you will not regret doing this.

DIY black and gold coasters by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

What do you think?

Did you have fun reading through the post? Now, it’s your turn. Would you give this DIY a shot?I promise you it will not take you more than 10 minutes of your day.I  would love to know if you’ve tried it. Tag with #makeinkstruck on Instagram if you post or send me an e-mail at zakkiya@inkstruck.com with your finished images. I would love to see and share.

Happy Easter in advance ! Have a joyous day 🙂


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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

14 thoughts on “Easy DIY black and gold coasters-IKEA hack

  1. These are so pretty! I’ve decoupaged a few in the past but never thought to paint them. I used ceramic tiles and then put adhesive cork on the bottom to stop them scratching surfaces. I wonder if with a bit of primer i could make something like this?

    1. I’ve seen people do splendid stuff with decoupage ! I think with a bit of primer, it is definitely a possibility. Will you give it a go and let me know if you do?

    1. And you’re the sweetest ! Thank you so much Mandee. Give it a try! I’m sure you’ll do a great job plus it may just be a great prop for one your superb recipes!

    1. Haha ! I do agree with you on that one. I love to finish my projects quick although that might not be the case all the time. thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

    1. Oh I love minimalist artwork too.Not to mention lesser effort as well 😀 . I hope you try this out for your room in pink and copper like you mentioned before. And share it with me if you do so please ! I would love to see. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. This such a wonderful tutorial Zak!
    I have a question. Do we need to apply a protective coating on the finished product? Or, the paint will remain intact even if a wet mug would be placed on it?

    Thanks for sharing such a cool and gorgeous tutorial : *

    1. The only thing you need to make sure is that the acrylic is not the water soluble type.Generally they are not! Also the spray paint commonly does not get dissolved in water. I’ve used it and been keeping my mugs on and haven’t had a problem yet.But if you want to , you could put clear varnish on top. That will help give a protective barrier. It is optional though! Hope that helped 🙂

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