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May 25, 2010

DIY Terra Cotta: Coasters


Do you use coasters? Well if you don't, you will want to now! These are so fun and very easy to make! If you don't use them, at least they make a cute coffee table accessory!

WHAT YOU NEED:
4" terra cotta saucers
Spray paint-primer
Spray paint-color
Spray paint-sealer
Scrapbook Paper
Distress Ink
Mod Podge
Felt
Hot Glue

Here is a live demonstration first:
First, primer and spray paint your saucers and let dry

While drying, cut about a 3" circle out of both your paper and felt, enough for each of your coasters. (I just happened to have a drinking glass with a 3" top that I traced)

Next, ink the edges of all your paper circles

Then, when your saucers are done drying, mod podge the backs of your paper circles, and place them in your saucer dish. Let dry a few minutes.

Now you can mod podge the tops of your paper circles. Try not to be sloppy with this step, keep the mod podge on the paper as much as you can. But make sure you seal the edges of the paper really well.

Then when the mod podge dries, you'll want to spray the whole coaster with your sealer (polyurythane) spray paint and let dry completely.
Now you can hot glue your felt circle to the bottom of your coaster!

And Wahlaaaah!

Wasn't that easy? Here are a few reasons why you should make your own coasters rather than buy them:

1. They are cheaper! I made 5 coasters for about $5. I saw a set of 4 in Pottery Barn, and they were $30!
2. You can make them to match the room you will be keeping them in. It's so hard to find the right coasters for your home when you are a 'matchy' person!
3. You can make as many as you need! If you were buying coasters, and they sale in a set of 4, but you want six - you would have to buy 2 sets. Why buy when you can make?

MORE TERRA COTTA LOVIN':
For Terra Cotta Cake Stand, click HERE
For Terra Cotta Serving Trays, click HERE

Enjoy your coasters!
LOVE, KAMI






48 comments:

Cassie said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!
=)

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Oh I love these! What a great color and paper choice too!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

What a fabulous idea! I am going to have to makes some of these!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Such a great idea, love it!

Suzanne said...

So cute. I love original ideas. This one is fabulous!

craftlicious said...

love this idea great project

Tamber said...

I love these! I saw you on Studio 5 this morning and you were great. Thanks for all the great ideas. I am a new follower.

Tamber
colorfulcravings.blogspot.com

Whimsical Creations said...

What an awesome idea!!

Natalie said...

I saw you on Studio 5 and loved this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

You are FABULOUS!!! What a fantastic idea! I am going to go get the supplies right after work!

Skye said...

You did great on the show today! What a cute project.

Kalani said...

Fun stuff! You did great today!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I am so making these! Thanks for the great tutorial! You did a great job! :)

~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

Donene said...

These are Oh, so cute and I love the colors you chose! Thanks!

Christy said...

What a great idea!!! I love it, and I can't wait to make one...or four of my own. ;o)

Sew Much Ado said...

Hey Kami! I saw you on Studio 5 yesterday too so when I saw your thumbnail today on We Did It! Wednesday I knew just who's they were! I really love these, especially your green and damask combo.

p.s. Your hair looked great yesterday :).

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh these are just great! We always need coasters in southern CA, so new, cute coasters are always great! Thanks for the great idea!

Aly said...

I also saw this on Studio 5. Loved the idea.

Life in Rehab said...

Oh yes, I will be making these!

Kristan said...

Brilliant!!! I've been trying to come up with a cheap, easy way to make a few coasters for my office and voila, here it is! Fabulous!

Sarah said...

what a great idea! very unique!

Leslie said...

Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent! These are one of my favorites!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

How smart. Those are really cute. Nice colors too.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

I love these! I will be making them for my back patio. Thanks so much for the inspiration. :-)

LaKeta said...

This is such a fun idea! I do use coasters and can't wait to try my hand at some of these....thanks for sharing!!!

Allie said...

Yep, now I need to make these!
Allie
Alliemakes.blogspot.com

Country Mouse said...

What a fun idea!!! Thanks for sharing the how-to's!!!! :)

Teresa said...

Found you via Tatertots & Jello today. Love these coasters. You have an adorable blog!
--Teresa @ www.ItIsAGoodDay.blogspot.com

*katie said...

Very cute! Time to head out to home depot:) Love your blog!

Kelsey said...

LOVE these... how cute would these be with a monogram and all packaged up as a wedding gift? They are beautiful!

Amanda said...

There are brilliant, what a fabulous idea!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

K, these are amazing!! I'll be sending my readers your way!

greenbean said...

these are too stinkin' cute!...guess what i'm going to be making today!...love love love 'em!...

the thrifty ba said...

im so making these for the wedding shower im headed to this weekend! thanks!

KayC. said...

I found you on "U create" and I love your idea! I am going to make some! I am also thinking Christmas gifts-to be added to a gift basket. Thanks for sharing!!!

brown paper packages said...

love, love, love!! Great idea!

Alyssa said...

I just made some coasters last week but these are so so so cool!
I might have to make more.
You did a great job - thanks for the how-to!

Alyssa
http://lifeoflyssie.com

Michelle said...

I am new to your blog and I am so impressed with these ideas! What a great way to use some inexpensive materials. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Johanna said...

Cute coasters! Love them.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

These are so perfect! I'm always using coasters - I just need to make some of these.

Oonafey said...

This is such an amazing idea! I have been putting off purchasing coasters and now I know why! Kismet...

ellie g said...

Okay, these are genius. And the Studio 5 thing is so cool too! I have a goal....one day!

Anyway, what I want to say is I'm going to make these for my Father-in-Law for father's day. (Only Beatles style) Cause he's obsessed with both The Beatles and coasters. (no, I'm not kidding. It's the sad truth.) Anyway, when I make them, I'd like to post them on my blog...with full credit going to your amazing idea, of course. I hope that's okay.

Thanks for solving my holiday dilema. He's probably the hardest gift person in the know universe!!

Kimberly said...

These are great! I've seen lots of "crafty" coasters and none of them have inspired me to start using them... but you were right... I kind of want to now! :)

LaKeta said...

THese are so adorable...adding them to my "want to do" list...with a link to your blog!


Thanks for sharing them:)

LaKeta

Jennifer said...

Hi Kami! I wanted to let you know that I loved your tutorial for these coasters. I made some today!! They were super easy and turned out great. Thanks for the wonderful idea! http://paisleypinkpolkadots.blogspot.com/2010/07/diy-coasters.html

Jennifer

Kim @ Life of a Modern Mom said...

Great tutorial! I LOVE this idea. I put the ones I made on my blog today, with a link to your post. Thanks!
http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2010/09/terra-cotta-coasters.html

Brandi said...

New to your blog! Found you from a friend who tried this! Both are SOOOO cute! (Yours and hers!LOL) Have a great day!

Katy124 said...

This is such a great idea - thanks for the tutorial!

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