When you first move into a apartment you realize all the things you DON'T have. So you find yourself continuously going to the store for random things like wax paper, potato pealer, Draino, bottle opener, cupcake pan...you catch my drift. Some items you can live without, while others you just cant! For the last year and a half I had been putting my beverages down on the floor because I didn't want watermarks on my tables. Well for pete's sake!...Enough was enough! I decided to make myself some coasters! Thanks to Little Chief Honeybee's DIY Coaster tutorial I made myself some darn stinking cute coasters.
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Decorative paper
- Felt pads
My new love in life...Mod Podge
Foam BrushesFrom Lowe's I bought glass and ceramic tiles. I found through experience that the decorative paper goes on easier on glass tile. If you are planning on stenciling a design I would use the ceramic.
Step 1: Trim your decorative paper to the measurements of your coaster. I made six coasters for myself.
Step 2: Apply Mod Podge with the foam brush to the top of your tiles. Place the decorative paper on top and smooth out. Allow to dry for 30 minutes.
Step 3: I applied four more coats of Mod Podge to the top of my coasters allowing 30 minutes of drying time in between each application. Make sure to get the edges of the paper so that it is smooth.
Step 4: Make sure your coasters are thoroughly dry. Flip over and apply felt backings (Next time I do this I am going to buy smaller felt backings). The felt backings are sticky, but as a extra precaution I put gorilla glue on to seal the deal!
...and Voila! You have yourself homemade coasters!This project can get really creative. Take some memorable pictures and put them on a coaster.
Here is another cool pattern on ceramic tile.
This project roughly cost me $30 to do. However, this was because I didn't have a lot of the regular supplies such as Mod Podge, Felt backings, foam brushes etc. You can find a lot of the supplies lying around your house. For example, leftover Christmas paper would be an excellent backdrop for your coasters.
Coasters make perfect gifts as well if you get some fabulous string and tie them all together! Happy Coaster Making!