May 15, 2012

DIY coaster

 I saw an tutorial online of how to make your own coaster with something called 'Mod Podge.' I had never even heard of it, but the project did not sound too hard, so I figured I could give it a try.

What you need:
Mod Podge
sponge brush
Scrapbook paper
Single tiles from hardware store (Lowe's/ Home Depot)
Fabritac or Gorilla Glue
Acrylic Spray Sealant
This is Mod Podge. It is like Glue I guess. You can use it to to glue stuff together, it dries clear, seals stuff, and lets just say it is super cool. They have all sorts of types of it. This is the original type.

1. First, cut your scrap book paper a little smaller than the tile.

2. Then take your Mod Podge and sponge brush and paint a layer of it on the tile.

3. Then center your precut scrapbook paper, and press it down onto the tile. Let dry.
4. Then take your Mod Podge again, and coat a layer over top the scrapbook paper. Let Dry. Repeat 2 or 3 more times.
5. Once it is dry, take the can of acrylic spray sealant. Follow manufacture's directions. I sprayed on one coat, let dry, and sprayed on a second coat. This will make the coaster waterproof.
6. Once it is dry, cut a square of felt to fit the bottom of the coaster, glue on with the super glue/Fabritac/Gorilla Glue. Let dry

You are done!

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