Friday, April 5, 2013

DIY Coasters

For the longest time, I resisted Pinterest. I just felt like I didn't need one more thing to tempt me to waste my time on the computer. 

However, while I was planning a party last summer, I found myself needing some ideas. So, I joined Pinterest, and honestly I'm glad that I did!

Since joining, I find that I actually spend less time hunting for projects or ideas online. And I definitely spend less time trying to find something again that I found several months ago because now I just pin any idea that I think I like at all and everything is in one place. I pretty much only use Pinterest when I'm looking for something specific, so it really isn't a huge time-waster for me. 

There are times, though, that I just browse Pinterest for cute craft ideas. These DIY Coasters are an idea I came across and thought would make a super-cute little gift. 

To make these coasters, I first chose coordinating scrapbook paper that I thought would be cute. 

I cut the paper to size, then mod-podged it to 4 inch square bathroom tiles that I bought at Lowe's. These particular ones were clearanced, so I think I paid about 15 cents apiece for them. I used a total of six. 

After the first coat of mod-podge dried, I put a second coat on them. It dries clear.

Then, The Hubs sprayed them with clear acrylic sealant (purchased at Hobby Lobby in a spray can). I think he actually did two coats of that as well.

Once they were dry (it took several days), I put no-slip, self-adhesive feet on the bottom of them. I used one in each corner.

And finally, I stacked them up and tied them with a pretty ribbon!

This was such a fun, inexpensive, and cute gift to make! It didn't take much time, and I've read that you can mod-podge photos on the tiles instead of paper. Wouldn't that be so cute?

What fun things have you pinned lately?


Life With Lauren said...

Adore! I have got to do this!

Cheryl said...

Those turned out adorable! I pin a lot of things but so far have only done Bible School activities. I've gotta get busy with some of the other stuff I've pinned!

Katie Cook said...

These are SOOO cute girl:) Love your blog and can't wait to start following along!! Love from Nepal, Katie

Kriss said...

Just stopping by to say hi and hope all is well.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Miss your updates..hope everything is okay. I hope you had a nice Mothers Day, Chelley!!