Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pinterest Challenge #3 {DIY Coasters}

Although the Stop Pinning and Start Doing Challenge is officially over, I wanted to post my final Pinterest Challenge. It was completed before the challenge deadline was up, but I couldn't post about it until after Christmas as I was giving what I made as gifts.

For my 3rd project I decided to make DIY coasters that have been all over Pinterest.

Here are the ones from Pinterest:

And here is my finished project:

To make these coasters first you'll need to:

1. Gather your materials.
-tile coasters (I got mine at Lowe's for .18 cents)
-scrapbook paper
-hot glue gun
-clear acrylic glaze (I got mine from Walmart -Krylon brand)

2. Next cut your scrapbook paper to fit the size of your coaster. I just traced the tile on the paper and cut inside the line so that the paper would be a little smaller than the tile. I didn't want any paper hanging over the side.

3. Get yourself a large bottle of this. If you like crafting I guarantee you will use it again and again. And it will last forever.

4. Apply a coat of Mod Podge directly to the tile. Place scrapbook paper on tile (you only have a few seconds to move the paper once it comes into contact with the Mod Podge).

5. Apply another generous coat of Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Make sure to spread it evenly to avoid streaks when it dries.

5. I repeated the above steps with 3 different patterns of paper. When Mod Podge is dry, spray with clear coat spray. I put the tiles on store bags to make it easier to move them outside to spray.

6. Cut felt squares and hot glue to the corner of the tiles. You can also buy pre-cut felt circles but I couldn't find any at my store.

7. Put in a cute box and ta-daaa! 
2 comments on "Pinterest Challenge #3 {DIY Coasters}"
  1. I love these! I want to make some so badly. Glad you are a pro now so you can help me. ;-)

  2. So cute! I was wondering what happened to the third challenge :)