Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything fun, or creative or new? I had a lovely weekend, but I'll share more of it throughout the week.
I did however finish off this project, finally! I've been wanting new coasters in my living room for ages and so thought, what the heck, I'll just make some. Now, I'm sure there's a gazillion tutorials on the net on how to make them, but what's one more?
Start off with everything you need. I've used four 10cmx10cm glossy wall tiles, some Mod Podge, sealer, a sheet of thin cork and some sheets of scrapbooking paper. For this project I've used a sheet of Crate Paper Dreamy and Gathering.
Start off by measuring and cutting your paper out. Given my tiles are about 10cm square, I cut my paper about 9.5cm square since I wanted a bit of the tile to show through. It's obviously up to you what you want to do.
One you've got it all neatly cut out, apply a good dollop of Mod Podge to the back of your paper and spread it all out. Make sure you clear out any air bubbles, and get your paper all lovely and centred on your tile.
Then it's the boring bit for a little while to let it all dry. Once dry, paint over with some sealer. I've used Plaid Folk Art Outdoor Sealer. I will admit, this was the only sealer I could find when I was looking so I'm sure there's possibly better sealer to use. Let it dry between coats. I've gone for three coats and I'm happy with that, but if you want to do another one, I won't stop you.
Once all that is dry, it's time to finish them off. Cut from a sheet of cork squares about the size of your tile. I've tried to cut mine as close to the size of the tile as possible as I really don't want to wreck my furniture. However, my sheet of cork is very thin. The thicker you go, I guess you could make it a bit smaller.
Get out your trusty Mod Podge again and smear some over the back of the cork. Carefully stick it to the back of your tile, and you're done. New coasters!