I am pretty crazy about modge podge and here are a few simple and cute ideas using this amazing stuff! I follow the Prudent Baby and she absolutely inspires me. She posted a few easy coaster DIYs on her blog and I decided to do these as a small gift for a bunch of my extended family members. Because I know a lot of my family reads our blog, I will post some that I made for our (future) home!
I made gift sets of coasters and magnets and will be sharing both on this post. So heads up, this is probably going to be a long post!
Supplies used to make coasters;
6 3×3 tiles – (16 cents a piece from home depot!)
crafting paper/scrap paper – (I bought individual sheets at Hobby Lobby because then I could pick, choose and piece together what I thought matched my family member’s homes or personality)
paper cutter (or xacto knife or scissors)
felt (or cork) for the bottoms
hot glue gun (or rubber cement) to put the bottoms on
Trace and cut
I cut mine a little less an 3 in by 3 in because I like the white edged look. You’ll see what I mean in a sec :)
paint one layer of glue on tile and carefully place paper
set a timer for 20 min and then add a layer of modge podge on top. Set time again for 20 min. You’ll do this a total of 5 times.
(optional part) Once completely dried, dampen #400 sandpaper and lightly sand until smooth.
The final step is to add felt or cork to the bottom and then you’re done!
(I did ours to match my dream living room colours. I’ve shared before but our colours are teal, with black and white accents and splashes of pink which remind us of Eisley :))
How to make magnets:
glass gems (big pack for $3 at Hobby Lobby)
paper scraps from coasters
modge podge :)
scissors or xacto knife
magnets for back
hot glue gun (for magnets)
How to DIY:
Trace and cut.
Add a light layer of modge podge and carefully place paper in center.
I let it try for 20 min, added a layer on top. I did this twice.
Once dried, hot glue magnets to back and you’re finished!
(This is a little saying I like and a cartoon my grandpa cut out for my brother)
These are fairly simple and hopefully the recipients will enjoy them!
This will be my last DIY post for this week (probably). Please keep us in your prayers as it’s already proven to be an incredible hard week but we’re pressing into each other as we miss our sweet E. Thanks for loving us so.
Much love, Jami