Sunday, July 12, 2015

3 Step DIY: Calendar Coasters


Hello Everyone,
Its been a while since I've created a DIY project exclusively for the blog! I've been pretty busy with my craft projects for Blitsy and with life in general. However I was determine to find time this weekend to share this particular project which I had been wanting to make for quite a while!

Today's project combines the best of recycling and easy-peasy steps! If you've been a follower of the blog, then you know I love using old calendars in projects. You can see some of past creations here and here. To make a long story short, I saw this wooden coaster set on sale and thought it would be interesting to decorate each coaster with a picture from a mini calendar. The calendar that I had in mind was my current 2015 Audrey Hepburn calendar which has beautiful photos! I basically went through and picked out my four favorite pictures from January - June and began making the project. Needless to say, I loved how it turned out!

So today I'll be showing you guys how you can turn those mini calendars you've been saving into functional coasters in just three easy steps!

Let's Get Crafty!


Supplies
Small Calender
Coaster Set
Mod Podge
Dimensional Magic
Paint
Paintbrush
Scissors


Step 1: Paint your coaster holder inside and out, then set it aside to dry. 


Step 2: Tear out the pages from your calendar that you want to use. Then cut them down to your coaster's size and glue them into place using Mod Podge. You will want to be generous with your Mod Podge covering both the back of your calendar photo and the top of the photo to really seal it onto the coaster. 

When your calender photo is all glue down, set your coaster aside to dry. 


Step 3: Now apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the top of your coaster. When applying the Dimensional Magic you may want to have a tooth pick handy so you can pop any air bubbles. At first the top of your coaster may look ''cloudy'' but that's ok because it will dry completely clear. After you finish applying the Dimensional Magic set your coaster aside to dry for 24 hours. 

 When the Dimensional Magic is dry you're ready to start using your new coaster set!



Again I love how this coater set turned out and the images seem to really pop!

Now you may had seen a sneak peak of this project on Twitter! Running with a Glue Gun is now officially on Twitter and you can follow me to get updates on what I'm doing and to see what is coming up on the blog! You can follow me here and tweet me @runninggluegun. 

So what coaster set would you like to make for yourself?

xo
Katie

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