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DIY: Design Your Own Coasters

     Coasters. They are something everyone needs, but very few ever buy for themselves. Maybe you need them because your significant other keeps placing a cold beer on your new wood furniture (or worse vintage wood furniture), or maybe your kids are prone to spill... everything. Coasters are usually ridiculously expensive. Pottery Barn has coaster sets selling for over $30 dollars. That is thirty dollars for four pieces of tile ladies! And Pier 1 might not have the coaster set that compliments your home decor. What to do? What to do? Ahha...make your own perfect set!

What you will need:
  • 1 pencil
  • Scissors
  • Felt Strips (I used 16 pieces of felt. This is available at Lowes Hardware Store)
  • 4 Kitchen or Bath Tiles of your liking (I chose black tiles from Lowes they were 39 cents each)
  • Mod Podge & Mod Podge Brush.
  • Card Stock


Step 1: Choose Card Stock, and trace the shape you would like to have applied to your tiles.
I chose this Working Man's Cream Canister to trace.

Step 2: Cut out your shape and place them on your tiles.
Step 3: Remove the paper, and place adhesive felt pieces underneath your tiles.
I chose to use 4 pieces of felt, because it allows the coaster to be sturdy.
Step 4: Place a thick layer of Mod Podge over your entire tile. (Make sure your brush strokes are going all in the same direction). Don't be afraid that the Mod Podge is turning your tiles white. Mod Podge dries clear. Then place your chosen card stock down on top of the layer of glue. Then place another thick layer of Mod Podge over the entire tile once more. Repeat for the other three tiles. (Tip: Once you place your card stock down try not to lift it up again, this will cause air bubbles to form underneath the paper. If this does happen you need to roll it smooth, or use a brush to push the air pockets out from underneath the paper.

Step 5: Let them dry over night. My final product is below!
How Lovely.
Level of Difficulty: Extremely Easy
Time: About 30 minutes to create Dry Time: Overnight or at least 8 hours.
Cost: $4.12: That is $1.03 per coaster! (I had the Mod Podge and Card Stock already)

Stay Lovely
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