Custom Paper Embellished Coasters

Hello all! We are continuing our Fall journey though September with orange, brown, gold and black stock. I have been all about decoupage lately and was dying to share a project that would incorporate some Modge Podge. I thought with the current theme and time of year, custom coasters would be a great idea to try. You can always hand these out as gifts, or use them for the holidays. They are sure fire conversation starters and a chance to show off your D.I.Y. chops.

What you’ll need:

  • Modge Podge (I like the matte finish, but it comes in gloss also)
  • Sponge brush
  • Cut Card Stock paper (see below)
  • Shape punches
  • Cork Coasters (usually sold in packs of 4)
  • Exacto Blade
  • Round corner punch tool

Step 1. Apply Modge Podge to one of your coasters and add paper.

Use liberally to simply affix the paper to the coaster.

You can either measure out your paper as it relates to the coaster, or be lazy and use your exacto blade to both measure and trim your square. I attempted to use the blade to remove the corners with um, lets say less then stellar results. Do yourself a favor and just use a round corner tool. If there is a slight difference in the radius it shouldn’t be too big of a deal.

Step 2. Punch paper and arrange creatively on top of each coaster. Make sure you use thin coats when coating and allow 15-20 minutes drying time between coats!

Clockwise: (1) I used basis black card stock and arranged strips of origami paper. I then finished the look with some vintage stamps I had lying around. (2) I simply laid down some white savoy cotton and then placed a shaped strip on top. (3) This coaster features a glitter backing and a brown and orange floral with a glitter center (4) Another shaped punch strip.Two coats of modge podge on all!

These should last you a long time, or, along with a nice note, this is one of the nicest gifts to give or receive!

Cut Card Stock materials used in this project:

Christy Toney
Design Team Member – Winter/Spring 2014 Term

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  1. Christy, this is a fabulous idea!!! Thank you so much for your creativity…lovely job showing that it can be so personalized!! Thanks, Sweetie!! Hugs…Jacque

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