Scrapbook Coaster’s for your Crafting Corner

April 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Craft Corner, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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To all my creative crafters; scrapbook coasters are a fun and easy project to enjoy with friends and family.  We normally spend spring and summer time  enjoying the weather, traveling and taking pictures to reflect back on.  When we have the time to relax we like to sit down and enjoy time with family and friends, and also reflect on the times we spend together on various trips and excursions.  During this time together why not be creative by making scrapbook coasters to eliminate those annoying water circles we put on our furniture. This will allow us the opportunity to be creative and have fun, while sharing our experiences with others.

I’ve found a really creative and cheap idea to enjoy with friends and family; while saving your furniture at the same time.  Scrapbook covers will save your coffee and end tables while you also enjoy those happy and creative times with your love ones going down memory lane!

coasters edit1Photo Credit: http://gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com

Materials Needed:

Four 4×4 tiles piece.

Scrapbook paper

Mod Podge

Sponge brush

Hot glue or fabric glue

Thick fabric (felt or fleece) for the backing

coasters edit2Photo Credit: http://gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com

Begin by cutting four pieces of scrapbook paper to fit your tiles. Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the back of your paper in a thin layer.  Make sure it’s not too thick and is spread smoothly.  Apply the paper to the top of the tile, being careful to remove any air bubbles or wrinkles.  Repeat on all tiles. Let them dry for a bit.

Cut four pieces of thick fabric to almost cover the bottom of your tiles. This will be to pad them on your table top and keep them from scratching your wood!  Flip the tiles over and apply glue on a few of the ridges.  Place your fabric on the glue and let dry.  Once your paper is completely dry from the first Mod Podge step, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top in an even layer.

Make sure you get the edges of the paper because this will be sealing your coasters. Allow to dry and apply more coats as needed until you get the finish you want.  This can be a wonderful gift or keepsake for yourself! This would be great with holiday paper to add a little touch of holiday to your table, or even with a monogram to match any design mood you may have.

The possibilities are endless, and with a price tag of less than $2 for the whole project, you can make as many as you want!  There has been no trouble with water affecting the cured Mod Podge, if you’re worried about it getting gooey, or plan on using coasters all the time you may want to seal them with an acrylic sealer. Happy crafting!

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