DIY: it's all the rage.

DIY= do it yourself. I didn't know that until recently. Anyway, I found this super awesome tutorial on how to make your own coasters. I haven't been like looking for coasters, or wanting them really, but when I saw this I decided I needed them. (Original tutorial is here).

  1. All you do is buy plain bathroom tiles (in whatever color you want).
  2. Cut any scrapbook paper slightly smaller than the size of the tile (depending on how big of a border you want).
  3. Put a thin layer of Mod Podge glue down on the tile, and push the paper down onto the tile. Let it dry for about 20 minutes.
  4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge glue over the top of the paper and let it dry for about 20 minutes, repeat this 4 times.
  5. Once final layer of glue is dry, apply a clear gloss sealing or finishing spray.
  6. Once it's dry, add 4 adhesive felt dots to the 4 corners of the back of the tile, or just glue down a whole square of felt fabric.
  7. TA-DAH!

(Mine still look a little cloudy in this picture because the finishing gloss was still a little wet).

I also made a dry erase board for my kitchen.

All you need is a picture frame (whatever size you want), fabric or scrapbook paper, and a dry erase marker. You basically just frame the fabric or paper and holy cow...easiest dry erase board EVER. I'm going to get some velcro and attach the marker to the side, I just have to remember to steal some while I'm at school.

1 comment:

  1. Na uh, I was totally going to make coasters that same way TODAY! yours look so cute :) I'll have to post mine when they're done


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