Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Personalized Drink Coaster Re-do



 What a great way to personalize an upcycle! Re-use drink coasters with a monogram, or match your home decor with pretty printed papers. How cute for a college student even? Who can resist this chevron print paper? This really is a simple, beginner craft project.

To get started you will need:

Several drink coasters (I got mine from a restaurant)
Decorative paper
Mod Podge (I used the Matte Finish)
A paint brush
Paper cut outs (if you want to add a monogram or design, you can even use photographs or magazine clippings, stickers and more- think of your favorite sports teams colors and logos)


Using your coaster as a stencil, trace the outline of it on the back side of your paper. Cut out the paper square and add a thin coating of Mod Podge on the coaster.

Next, carefully place the square onto the coaster so that the edges are aligned. Press gently to adhere the paper to the coaster. Let the paper dry fully before the next step.



 If you wish to add a monogram or design, simply glue the design onto the coaster and allow it to dry. For my design, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut 2.5inch scalloped edge squares and initials. I layered the cut outs and glued them in place before going over them with a top Coat of Mod Podge

To finish, seal the coasters by applying a thin and even topcoat of Mod Podge, over the paper. Let it dry 15-20 minutes and repeat. Do this 4-5 times, until there is a thick coating, sealing the coaster. This will help protect the paper covered coaster from moisture.

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This easy to do technique can be used for numerous other home décor projects, like these adorable wooded initial décor, perfect for a family room or nursery décor.
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