First of all, a big huge thank you to Mod Podge for helping to make this post possible today. All ideas and opinions are my own.
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This project has been on my to-do list for a while. I decided it is the perfect Crafty DeStash project for this month’s challenge. I bought a set of coasters at the Dollar Tree last year to make Christmas Coasters. But I ended up making them like the Coastal Coasters. I finally thought of a creative way to upgrade Dollar Store coasters using pretty paper and Mod Podge.What crafty creations could you make today from YOUR craft stash?! #CraftRoomDestashChallengeClick To Tweet
In hindsight, I may have left the cork on the coasters but once I removed the first one there is no going back. I started using the razor scraper but switched to the box cutter to slice the cork and pulled and peeled it away. Then I washed them with warm sudsy water to remove any small pieces of cork and glue. I was tempted to use Goof Off but just in time, I remembered how it made the plastic cloudy on something else I worked on.
I found a plastic container to use as the template to cut the paper. My paper doll skills came in handy when I cut the circle out. And paper dolls are obsolete aren’t they? No one knows what I am talking about. So carefully cut out the circle.
I used a small brush to apply the Mod Podge on the coaster. Then carefully lay the paper in the plastic coaster. Smooth it out starting in the middle and work toward the edges.
Now if this paper looks familiar it is because I bought it for my decoupage project for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest®. I have a lot of the paper left over. But I do think it is pretty plus I need to use up the stash, right?
After the Mod Podge dries apply a coat to the top of the paper and allow it to dry. I ended up putting on about 5 coats. I was working on the table that I was decoupaging so that is how I used up the excess.
The bottom of the coaster is plastic so I decided to glue the cork coasters I ended up buying for the Christmas Coasters.
It was a big pack. I dabbed E6000 to the bottom in the middle of the plastic. Then I ran a bead of hot glue around the perimeter.
You have to work fast so run a little bit and attach the cork and repeat.
There you have it, a creative way to upgrade Dollar Store Coasters. Be sure to check out what my talented Crafty DeStash buddies came up with this month.
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