One of the truly wonderful gifts of hosting a Blog Party, like my What to so Weekends, is that I get to go through a lot of beautiful and inspiring projects, up-cycles, crafts, recipes, decorations, and makeovers! All that inspiration usually takes me on a path to my next share with you. Some, just inspire me to get going with the projects I have already been working on, while others completely lead me to do my version of what I saw. Today's post is the latter. A few months ago, I featured an awesome idea from Sam at Raggedy Bits!
She had taken some old coasters that were, quite frankly, headed to the garbage or Goodwill and re-cycled them with some Modge Podge and some Music Sheets and created her Farmhouse Music Sheet Coasters They are adorable but don't really match my home decor. But, I had a very ratty old set of coasters that were in the same condition as hers, that I thought would be ideal for me to make some to fit my home! Not only are they perfect for the holidays, but because I have a lot of red accents in my living room they're ideal for me all year long!
(Definitely, ready to go, or not?!)
I went to our local Michael's store and found exactly the color of Scrapbook Paper that would match my accents and went to town on these! This was such a fun project. It really took very little time and cost pennies to make! Perfect for my shoestring budget and elegant style!
I simply traced around each coaster onto my scrapbook paper with a pencil, cut them out, applied a very thin layer of modge podge to the old coaster, put my cut out scrapbook paper on top and smoothed out using an old credit card!
I had bought this adorable lace-like washi tape, several months ago for my Bible journaling and thought it would add just that perfect touch of elegance I was looking for!
Happily, I was right! I played with it a few time before settling on the position I wanted it to be on on the Coaster, pulled it off its adhesive roll and stuck it in place. It ended up looking like this!
I continued on, finish all 6 coasters and then picked up my modge podge again to apply layers over the top, to keep them nice and waterproof! I am so excited with the way they turned out and everyone that comes by, notices and loves them, almost instantly!
Many thanks to Sam for the Inspiration!
As you can see, the possibilities are endless! I used scrapbook paper, but you could use whatever you like, any color, any pattern, any material really, to make your old coasters new for you!
I hope you have some fun with this, as I did!
Thanks for visiting!
I'll share this post with:
Susan @ Between Naps On the Porch
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life
Linda @ Coastal Charm
Katherine @ Katherine's Corner
Kerryanne @ The Shabby Art Boutique
Courtney @ French Country Cottage
Sam @ Raggedy Bits
Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound