DIY: Decorative Coasters

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Here it is: My first attempt at a DIY blog post. I'd have to say this one was pretty successful. I first read about DIY Coasters on Little Chief Honeybee. It seemed like a simple, affordable, and creative idea for my first DIY post. I enlisted the help of my friend Jessi, and thought, "I can do this." Well, we did it, and so can you!

What you'll need:

4 ceramic bathroom tiles (found at a home improvement store for 15-25 cents each)
Decorative Scrapbook paper, Magazine cut outs, wrapping paper, etc
Cork Adhesive
Gorilla Glue or strong adhesive
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Clear Gloss Spray Paint

Step 1. 

Trace the tile on the back of the scrapbook paper, cut out and trim edges to fit nicely on the front

Step 2.

Use a moderate amount of gorilla glue (or other strong adhesive) to glue the scrapbook paper onto the front of the tiles. Set a dictionary on top of the tiles for 5-10 minutes until the glue dries and the scrapbook paper is flatly adhered.

Step 3.

With a paintbrush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tiles, paying special attention to the sides. Leave 20-30 minutes to dry before applying a few layers of glossy spray paint in a ventilated area.

Step 4.

Cut out a square from the cork adhesive and apply to the bottom of the tiles to prevent surface scratching.

Step 5.

Voila! My sparkle galactic coasters, perfect for entertaining!

Special thanks to Jessi for listening to my girl banter throughout the DIY process. She's the best.


Christina Marcus at: January 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM said...

Anything that glitters gets an A in my book! Good job :) I may have to try this one!


Sabrina at: January 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM said...

how pretty..
xoxo Sabrina

Anonymous at: January 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM said...

Looks awesome!

Patrizia at: January 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM said...

really good job!

Caroline at: January 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM said...

These coasters look great :) I love the sparkly design! Your tempting me into giving it a go too! x

Stephanie Goh at: January 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM said...

Cute! Love the glitter effect. You could take it even further by stencilling something on top ;) x

Jacquii Lie at: January 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM said...

Wow darl! Stunning. What an inspired idea, I love them!


Marianne M. at: January 13, 2012 at 6:17 AM said...

ohh i may try to make those myself, although i pretty much suck at DIY those seem amazing and oh so glam i must try them out/
thanks for the idea.

Lauren at: January 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM said...

WOW! They are so cool xoxo

Gillie at: January 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM said...

So cute! What a great, simple DIY project!

xo Gillie

EXECUTION STYLE at: January 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM said...

This is such a cool idea! Great blog!

frida at: January 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM said...

wow! that's a really cool idea, i'm gonna try it! :)

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Love Cardelia at: February 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM said...

So cute! I def am going to do this. They look great :)


LPFashionPhilosophy at: March 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM said...

So pretty! SUCH a good idea!

PS. We’ve a giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out if you’d like! :)
ox from NYC!


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