More DIY Coasters!

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Hey Guys! So I decided to make some more coasters. I’ve tried some new techniques since the ceramic pen I used in the last post. I jazzed these new coasters up with paper and fabric. This can easily be done with paper or fabric scraps you have around the house. You will also need some mod-podge to adhear these to your coasters. I bought 4 of the cheapest tiles they sell at Lowes Home Improvement or Home Depot (16 cents each). You can obviously buy more if you plan to make more than one set or if you would just like to have more than 4 coasters in your set. These coasters I got are 4 inch squares.

This means that if you are using paper you would probably want to use a 4 inch square of paper (or any shape smaller than 4×4). If you are using fabric I would use something about 5×5 inches so you have some extra fabric to wrap the around the edges and underneath to create a nicer look. Once you have this figured out, you basically just paint on the mod-podge onto the plain tile with a foam sponge brush. While the mod-podge is still wet you place the paper/fabric on top of this. I would wait about 5 min or so and then paint another coast of mod-podge on top. When covering the tiles with fabric, you have to wrap the excess fabric around the edges and underneath similar to how you would wrap a present. Use mod-podge on the bottom of the tile too to secure the fabric you wrap around.

ImageOnce all your mod-podge is dry, you can give your coaster a layer of clear protective spray paint to make them more or less water tight. Make sure you put some stick on cork or felt dots on the bottom of your coasters to protect your furniture surfaces!

These coasters to the left are the paper covered coasters! The brown one even has paper on it that has a texture to it (but you can’t really tell in this photo).

This is really a great, easy, and affordable gift for yourself or someone else. You can pick any paper or fabric you want so the possiblities are endless. (note: if you dont want to use a 4x4inch square of paper you could also cut shapes out of the paper and apply these to the coasters in the same way!). Enjoy and happy crafting!

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