Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Coasters

I thought I'd show you how to make some easy Fall coasters.  They are super fun to have in your own house and great little gifts for friends or a hostess gift!

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Start by gathering your supplies!
-4 white tiles-I got these at the Home improvement store for 15 cents each!  Be sure to get the totally flat ones since some come a little beveled.
-Mod Podge
-A foam brush for the mod podge
-Cork.  It comes in rolls at the office supply store.
-Really strong adhesive like E-6000 to glue the tile to the cork.
-Some cardstock cut slightly smaller than the coasters and decorative leaves.  I cut the leaves out with my silhouette machine but you can also buy them in little packages or just buy a leaf punch.
-Clear top coat spray to make your coasters water resistant.

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Start by applying the mod podge glue to the back of the cardstock.

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Then apply your paper to the tile and smooth out any little bumps or bubbles.

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Then use the mod podge to glue your leaves onto the paper.

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After the glue under the leaves and brown paper dries you put the mod podge glue over the whole tile.

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Nice and even like this.  Let it dry about 15 minutes and put a second coat on and then after another drying time put a third coat on.

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After the mod podge glue is all dry flip the tiles over and apply the E6000 adhesive to the back.

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Then press the tiles down onto the cork and let them dry.

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Then cut them out with a razor blade (be sure something is protecting the surface under your cork from the blade!)

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Then spray 2 coats of clear top coat.

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Ta-da!  Cute!

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All wrapped up and ready to give away!

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