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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Terra Cotta to Coasters

Somewhere in bloggy world a few months ago I saw a post about terra cotta saucers turned into coasters.  Brilliant.  I've been looking for a set of coasters for ages that will match my decor and will catch the perspiration.  In other words, I hate a coaster that the perspiration from my glass just drips off the sides.  Well, this my friends is the answer.  I envisioned them with scrapbook paper of a map but after weeks of looking for map paper I gave up.  I settled on some fall paper.  I figured that this easy project would be fun to do again so I can re-create some new ones for each season.  I was also thinking some cute Christmas paper might be cute as little teacher gifts in just a few short months.

First, I painted the outside of the saucers brown with acrylic paint.  I painted two coats.

After the paint dried I Mod Podged the scrapbook paper onto the saucer and used a plastic card to get out the bubbles.  After a few minutes passed I coated the whole thing with Mod Podge.  After they sat for a few minutes I put one more coat of Mod Podge.

I cut out some felt (will try to be more exact next time!) and hot glued it to the bottom.  There is probably a better adhesive but that's what I had at home today.

Nice set of four coasters

Much nicer than the newest catalog I've been using as my coaster!

Now if the temp would just drop about 20 degrees it would begin to feel like fall is near. ;)

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  1. Hi. These look good. I feel the same way about liquid dripping off of the tile coasters. just modpodged the paper onto the tray? How many coats? This is a spectacular idea!!!

  2. Thanks! I just edited the post and added some of the steps. Hope that helps. :)

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    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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