A Coaster For Every Season
Do you love to personalize your home? If so, THIS is the project for you! It’s time to give your coffee table some love with this easy coaster creation.
With this crafty activity, you can leave your living room refreshed and fun!
What you need:
- Scrapbook paper (flat, no sparkles; one sheet will make up to 4 coasters)
- Mod Podge
- Crystal clear acrylic coating spray
- Plain 4×4 tiles (any color, just make sure they’re flat)
- Self-stick felt pads (small; 4 per tile)
- Foam sponge for Mod Podge application
To start, cut your scrapbook paper to your preferred size. I like to keep about a ¼ inch showing around the edges of the tile, but it’s completely your choice. I usually make sets of 4; however, if you have a large family or frequent guests, I would suggest making sets of 6 or 8. You can either make all matching coasters or do as I did and make half of the quantity one pattern and the other half another pattern per set!
After your squares are cut, you are going to make each coaster one by one. Start with covering the tile with Mod Podge. Then, carefully place the scrapbook square in the center of the tile. After you have the paper placed, coat the top of the paper and tile completely with Mod Podge. Then set aside and repeat until all of your coasters are coated with Mod Podge.
Next, you’re going to spray all of the coasters with the acrylic spray so I highly suggest doing this outside or in a very well-ventilated room. You want to make sure you completely cover each coaster thoroughly. I applied the spray for about 5 seconds per coaster. After the spray is on, you need to let them sit and dry for two hours. If you spray them outside, wait 15 minutes and then move them inside to dry to avoid dirt latching onto the sticky surface.
After your coasters have dried for at least two hours, it’s time to apply the felt pads! These pads prevent the bottom of the tile from scratching your table. Put one pad in each corner of the coaster. You can use any color felt pad– size is your choice as long as they fit!
Now you’re done! I chose to make a coaster for every season or holiday since I love decorating! These coasters are great for any gift or occasion and they last a long time as well, but that obviously depends on their usage. I used the same set for over a year and just replaced them! Keep in mind they tend to wear down quicker if you frequently place a wet glass on them.
If you find yourself in an artsy mood after making your spiffy coasters, try personalizing your home with this DIY Holiday Picture Frame craft!
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