Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Monogrammed Coasters



Happy Wednesday!  I am so excited to share this DIY with you all!  Let's get down to the nitty gritty...

Supplies:


  • Bathroom or kitchen tiles (found these at $3.95 for 9 tiles, but there are definitely cheaper ones out there)
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer (I used Krylon's Crystal Clear in the gloss finish)
  • Paper and a color printer (or you can use scrapbook paper)
  • Sponge brush
  • Felt rounds
Step 1:  Measure your tiles and determine how large you would like the paper to be.  My tiles measured 4" X 4" so I made each of the monogrammed papers approximately 3.5" X 3.5".  I found fabric online and simply saved the image - ta-da!  Then I just put my monogram on top of the picture.  I chose 3 prints and printed off 3 copies of each.  Cut the paper to the appropriate size and set aside.


Step 2:  With the sponge brush, brush on one coat of Mod Podge.  Place the monogrammed paper on top and gently smooth your fingers over it with a very small amount of pressure.  Let it dry completely for at least 30 minutes.


Step 3:  Brush on 3 coats of Mod Podge over the monogrammed paper, allowing it to dry completely between each application.


Step 4:  After the Mod Podge has dried, apply one to two coats of the clear acrylic sealer.  After the sealer has dried, apply the felt rounds to each corner.


Step 5:  Voila!  You're done!  Let them dry over night and tomorrow you can enjoy your new coasters!





This has got to be one of the easiest DIY's I've done and it was inexpensive to boot!  This would be perfect as a house warming gift, Christmas gift or even a birthday present.  Hope y'all enjoy it!  It was a fun, simple and the end product was lovely!

4 comments:

  1. I am so going to have to do this! I LOVE the patterns you picked. And glad you liked that furniture idea!... you'll have to post about whatever you decide to do!

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  2. That is a great idea! It's so hard to find cute coasters. This is the perfect solution! Hope all is well!

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  3. hooty hoo! (which auto-correct wanted so badly to interpret as 'booty hop!?) so glad to see my little eclectic owl back in action! great project, Kelley! :)

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  4. Just found your blog--so cute!! I've seen similar DIY coaster ideas before, but never would have thought to add a monogram!! Looks great!

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