|Coasters by Jenny|
For the third installment of the Pin It, Do It challenge, I decided to make a set of coasters.
I found this tutorial awhile back, and planned to make a set of coasters for my sister’s birthday in August. She’s moving out of the house soon, and somehow I don’t think coasters are on the top of an 18 year old’s list of things to buy. However, since they were going to be a present, I thought it would be a good idea to do a trial run.
The original instructions called for a coating of polycrylic, but the clerk at the craft store said that Mod Podge was basically the same thing, and I didn’t see the point in buying both products. If after using these for a bit it turns out the Mod Podge isn’t holding up, then I’ll use the polycylic next time. Hence the purpose of a trial run.
I used scrapbook paper with old typewriter keys on it. I love the colors, and how it looks old-fashioned-writer-ish. I’m sure old book pages or illustrations would look really nice, too.
I think I covered the tiles with four coats of Mod Podge. They look nice, but they don’t have that “covered in a thick layer of acrylic” look. I think it’s fine, but I can see how a thicker coating would be nice, too. I guess I could give them another coat or two of Mod Podge, but I’m not really that concerned.
When I put on the felt “feet” I super glued them even though they had sticky backs. I just didn’t want them falling off and then having to replace them. This way they should stay on a while longer.
Here’s the finished project :
I can’t wait until they’re completely cured so I can snuggle up and set my cup of tea on them while I read an old book. Thanks, Trish, for pushing me to be all crafty. This was really fun!