Hello all! We are continuing our Fall journey though September with orange, brown, gold and black stock. I have been all about decoupage lately and was dying to share a project that would incorporate some Modge Podge. I thought with the current theme and time of year, custom coasters would be a great idea to try. You can always hand these out as gifts, or use them for the holidays. They are sure fire conversation starters and a chance to show off your D.I.Y. chops.What you'll need:
Step 1. Apply Modge Podge to one of your coasters and add paper.
- Modge Podge (I like the matte finish, but it comes in gloss also)
- Sponge brush
- Cut Card Stock paper (see below)
- Shape punches
- Cork Coasters (usually sold in packs of 4)
- Exacto Blade
- Round corner punch tool
|Use liberally to simply affix the paper to the coaster. |
Step 2. Punch paper and arrange creatively on top of each coaster. Make sure you use thin coats when coating and allow 15-20 minutes drying time between coats!
|You can either measure out your paper as it relates to the coaster, or be lazy and use your exacto blade to both measure and trim your square. I attempted to use the blade to remove the corners with um, lets say less then stellar results. Do yourself a favor and just use a round corner tool. If there is a slight difference in the radius it shouldn't be too big of a deal.|
|Clockwise: (1) I used basis black card stock and arranged strips of origami paper. I then finished the look with some vintage stamps I had lying around. (2) I simply laid down some white savoy cotton and then placed a shaped strip on top. (3) This coaster features a glitter backing and a brown and orange floral with a glitter center (4) Another shaped punch strip.Two coats of modge podge on all!|
|These should last you a long time, or, along with a nice note, this is one of the nicest gifts to give or receive!|
Cut Card Stock materials used in this project:
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term