Monday, January 11, 2010

coaster craft

I love receiving gifts made from someone's hands and heart; and each Christmas I like to try to make some gifts to give. This year I decided to make some coasters which make for a nice little hostess gift or to add on with another gift.

First, I cut various scrapbook paper into 4x4 squares. I used my paper cutter to make sure that all the cuts were nice and straight.

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Then I set out the 4 inch square white tiles onto newspaper. I purchsed the white tiles at Home Depot and they were really pretty inexpensive.
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Next, I covered each tile with Mod Podge using a sponge brush.
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Then I put the cut scrapbook paper on top and smoothed this out to get rid of any air bubbles. I let this dry for about 10 minutes or so, and then applied another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper. I let this dry completely.

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After they were completely dry, I then sprayed them with an acrylic sealer (I did this step in the garage) to seal them and ensure they were waterproof.  I let them dry overnight.

The final step was to glue a piece of thin cork onto the back of each tile. I cut these 4x4 and used plain school glue to attach.

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Here are a few pictures of the finished product.

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These were so simple to make and I think they turned out really cute!

6 comments:

Stacey said...

Cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to make these.

Tina Vega said...

I love this idea!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the coasters you game me for Christmas. The only problem is that I had to pack them away with my other Christmas items. I sure could use some everyday coasters (hint, hint!)
Love,
Mom

Jan said...

What a great idea and a nice way to be able to coordinate with your decor. I am going to have to try that one!

Mod Podge Amy said...

So cute! I love all of these!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Very nice! I want to try some now.