One month away from Christmas and finally I made my time to start working on some Christmas crafting projects! I know I am s-u-p-e-r late on this but hopefully I can still make a few to make my home feels festive!
The first thing I made are these cute coasters! I collected a few cork coasters from a company event (which I believe most of them will be ended up in trash bin anyway) and recycled them and make them into my DIY Christmas coaster set!
- Glue white paper on the coaster according to Gretchen’s tutorial here. Apply 3 layers of Mod Podge glue, wait 10 minutes between layers to dry;
- Make the cutout with Vinyl. I designed one with “All is Calm, All is Bright” quote myself and another one with Christmas tree line drawing that I found online here;
- Place the Vinyl on the coaster and apply one more layer of Mod Podge glue;
- Applying 2 layers of Mod Podge before and acrylic sealer.
- Wait 24 hours before start using it.
Spent an hour on them (would be faster if I didn’t pick those thin line designs lol) and they are looking great! Time for a drink with hubby XO
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- Cork Coaster
- White Paper
- Vinyl (Black and Gold)
- Mod Podge Waterbase Glue – Matte (Amazon / Spotlight / Artfriend)
- Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer – Matte (Amazon is NOT shipping this to Singapore as it’s a spray, it’s available also in Spotlight and Artfriend)
- Cricut Explorer Air 2
- Transfer Paper
Tips & Tricks:
- Be Patient. Be Patient. Be Patient. Especially when applying the acrylic sealer. Mod Podge glue dries really fast so you can apply a new coat every 10 mins but the sealer takes LOOOOONG to dry. I waited at least 30min apart between layers.
- I don’t have foam brush on hand but I found a few makeup sponges and I think they worked amazingly well. The watch-out: if you’re working on white paper like what I did, make sure your foam brush or sponge is free of hair and visible dust as they are going to stay on the items;
- Except for the vinyl all the materials I used are recycled materials (Yes, including the white paper!) but if you want to use scrap materials entirely newspaper could be a good idea, or you could do some cut-out from Christmas DMs that’s sent to your letterbox, I think those will be fun too!!
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