Hello there, it’s been a while since my last post. Instead of regaling you with tales of travels and excitement (sadly, there are no tales to tell), I’ll get started with this post.
I woke up the other morning and I had a hankering to do something creative. It had been a while since I’d done anything other than work, work, work and clean my house. As fun as that is, sometimes a girl just needs a break 🙂
A while back, cough*Christmas*cough, I thought I would make some coasters to have extras around the house. If I liked how they turned out, I would make some to give as gifts. So, six months later, I finally made one batch of coasters.
I grabbed all my supplies: some scrapbook paper, some ModPodge, cork coasters to glue paper to, a paintbrush, something to trace around (I used a candle holder), scissors and a pencil to trace with (not shown – tragic, I know).
I got the cork coasters from Ikea. I got them so long ago, I don’t remember how much they cost. But they were cheap.
After gathering supplies, I traced a circle onto the back of some scrapbook paper. I didn’t want any pencil marks showing through if I didn’t cut the circles perfectly. And let’s be honest, circles are hard to cut.
Once I had all my circles traced, I cut them all out. Four coasters, four circles. I decided it would be a good idea to put ModPodge on the back of the scrapbook paper as well as the top. So I slathered the glue all over the back of the paper like so.
Once I had the glue slathered on the back, I placed it on the cork coaster. I wanted to make sure it didn’t slide around while I was ModPodging the top (sure, that’s a word) so I placed a heavy candle holder on top. I knew it would cover the whole circle because I used the base of the candle holder to trace the circles.
Once I was happy with how the paper was sticking to the coasters, I ModPodged the top of the paper and coaster. I covered the whole thing in glue. I think I did 3 layers, waiting for each coat to dry in between.
And there ya have it, DIY coasters. Easy, cheap and got out some of my crafting urges. Now, enjoy a nice cold beverage on the first day of summer.