DIY Retro Print Coasters

I have a confession to make, I have coasters that I got when we got married eight years ago and they look like this...

 I shrunk the picture as small as possible because I am so embarrassed
 and they have looked like that for quite awhile.  The really humiliating part is that I still insist let my guests use them.  We actually use them a lot because we live in a very humid climate and our glasses sweat. The reason they still look like this is because I haven't found any new coasters that are in my budget and cute.  What is a girl to do?  Mod Podge! 


Step 1:  sand, sand, sand! Step 2:  prime Step 3:  paint, I avoided the center since I knew that I was going to be covering it up.  Step 4:  I found a spool of ribbon that was the same size as the inset of the coaster and traced it onto the back of my scrapbook paper and cut it out  Step 5:  Mod Podge it baby!  First apply a generous amount to the back taking extra care to get the edges, and secure it down to the coaster.  Wait about 20+ minutes for it to dry before applying Mod Podge to the top.  I added two coats of Mod Podge to the top waiting at least 20 minuets in between.  I am an impatient person when it comes to these types of projects, but you really need to wait the appropriate time on this step or you'll get bubbles under the paper.  Step 6:  Add a coat of clear gloss glaze.  You have to wait 24 hours before doing the other side, this was the hardest part for me!

This was such an easy and inexpensive update.  I really wish I would have done this oh, five years ago!






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31 comments:

  1. Kendra - they are amazing. That is one of the best "makes" i have seen in ages mainly as i'm thinking Yes! I want to do that too.
    You creative lady!
    Have a lovely weekend- am so happy I found your lovely blog!
    Rachie xo

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  2. so pretty!!!! they look uber expensive now =)

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  3. Oh my goodness!! I love this! The pattern on the coaster adds so much(: Looks like you could find them at Anthro!

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  4. These are so cute! Great job, girl!

    x

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  5. They look great. I made picture coasters awhile back and I use them all the time!!!

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  6. They're completely transformed! Great job!

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  7. they look awesome! you did a great job photographing them too!! xo

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  8. Those look awesome! Love the prints! I hope you'll stop by my linky party today :)

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  9. Those coasters look a whole lot better!! I love the pattern. Linda

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  10. great idea...hey i think i have that fabric too! thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. I love the paper you chose - such a fun and fresh pattern! I have yet to try Mod Podge, but I have a big jug of it upstairs so maybe 2011 will be the year I break it out! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. So cute! What great inspiration!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog:

    www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

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  13. Those are sooooo cute!!!! Great idea!

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  14. Great idea! That would be a great makeover for thrifted coasters too.

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  15. Those look really great. Visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca

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  16. Love them! They came out great!

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  17. Very cute coasters. Nice to reuse something and bring it up to date.

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  18. Fantastic! You turned drab into fab. Love the end result.
    Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party!
    xo,
    Mique

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  19. I think they are the cutest coasters I have ever seen! So cute!

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  20. Very nice. Very up to date looking!

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  21. Wow what a great project.Those coasters look amazing.

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  22. Another fabulous project!! Such a transformation!

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  23. love these! i'm gonna feature them tom! btw, where did you get your background for you blog, i LOVE it!!!

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  24. These are so pretty! I Found the link to here from the 'lovely' blog above. I'm inspired. I need to wear my coasters out now so that I can re-design them into cute new ones, or find another similar project. I have itchy 'making' hands! Beautful blog. x

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  25. oh my gosh!!!!! great minds think alike.... i mod podged coasters with the exact same paper a few months ago! i about died when i saw yours- i love the shape, and obviously i love the paper!

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  26. These turned out so cute! I just love them!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

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  27. You made these coasters so pretty, I would hang them on the wall! Great way to update something you've had...now i want to take a look at all the gifts we've kept in our garage!

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