Recycled Christmas Coaster

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!

Steps:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Place the Vinyl on the coaster and apply one more layer of Mod Podge glue;
  4. Applying 2 layers of Mod Podge before and acrylic sealer.
  5. 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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Materials:

  • 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)

Tools:

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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