Barefoot by the Sea: DIY Holiday Coasters

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DIY Holiday Coasters

It's safe to say that the holiday season is in full swing! When I sat down to make a list of all the people we would like to give a gift to, I realized there are a few more people on that list that I had originally anticipated. Sometimes it's nice to give a little something extra to a special person in our lives, especially this time of year. What I love about this gift idea is that you can personalize it to suit your gift recipient. It's so easy to mix-and-match different colors, patterns and designs. Plus, this gift idea is relatively quick and super economical! You might think you don't have enough time to make gifts at this point but I promise you these coasters can be made easily and quickly!
Materials needed
  • Tiles (I purchased mine at Home Depot for $.16 each and like to bundle them in sets of four)
  • Cardstock or scrapbooking paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Felt squares
  • Coordinating paint

Directions
  1. First, determine which cardstock/scrapbooking paper you're going to use. I like to give four separate prints but you could also do all the same or two of each.
  2. Trace your tile on your card stock in pencil and repeat this step for the number of tiles you're going to make
  3. Cut out your paper carefully and set aside.
  4. Paint the edges of your tile if desired and allow to dry. This step is optional, I've left the edges weight in the past
  5. Trace and cut your felt the same size as the tiles, repeat this step for the number of tiles you will be making.
  6. On a clean surface, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of your tile and press your paper on top and repeat with the other tiles.
  7. Using a heavy-duty glue, apply a layer to the bottom of your tile and place your cut felt on the bottom.
  8. Once both the top and bottom of your coaster is dry, apply another layer of Mod Podge on the top of your coaster. This will seal the coaster and give it a more completed look.
  9. Allow to dry for a couple of hours and then they will be ready to bundle and gift!

So here's the photo instructions :) Couldn't be easier! 
Now I just need a set for every season!

4 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous idea, and it does look simple enough.

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  2. Oh so cute! This is a really great idea and a neat way to use up extra cardstock laying around. I love the idea of giving them in sets of four with different fabrics.

    So good to visit you again! I hope you have been well the past few months. I'm sure your girls are ready for Christmas, huh? :)

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  3. I just love these, Jess!! They turned out great and would make such a nice gift!

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