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Tuesday, November 29

Festive, Personalized, DIY Recycled Coasters

One of the truly wonderful gifts of hosting a Blog Party, like my What to so Weekends, is that I get to go through a lot of beautiful and inspiring projects, up-cycles, crafts, recipes, decorations, and makeovers! All that inspiration usually takes me on a path to my next share with you. Some, just inspire me to get going with the projects I have already been working on, while others completely lead me to do my version of what I saw. Today's post is the latter.  A few months ago, I featured an awesome idea from Sam at Raggedy Bits! 

She had taken some old coasters that were, quite frankly, headed to the garbage or Goodwill and re-cycled them with some Modge Podge and some Music Sheets and created her Farmhouse Music Sheet Coasters They are adorable but don't really match my home decor. But, I had a very ratty old set of coasters that were in the same condition as hers, that I thought would be ideal for me to make some to fit my home!  Not only are they perfect for the holidays, but because I have a lot of red accents in my living room they're ideal for me all year long!
(Definitely, ready to go, or not?!) 

I went to our local Michael's store and found exactly the color of Scrapbook Paper that would match my accents and went to town on these! This was such a fun project. It really took very little time and cost pennies to make! Perfect for my shoestring budget and elegant style! 
I simply traced around each coaster onto my scrapbook paper with a pencil, cut them out, applied a very thin layer of modge podge to the old coaster, put my cut out scrapbook paper on top and smoothed out using an old credit card!
I had bought this adorable lace-like washi tape, several months ago for my Bible journaling and thought it would add just that perfect touch of elegance I was looking for!
Happily, I was right! I played with it a few time before settling on the position I wanted it to be on on the Coaster, pulled it off its adhesive roll and stuck it in place.  It ended up looking like this! 
I continued on, finish all 6 coasters and then picked up my modge podge again to apply layers over the top, to keep them nice and waterproof! I am so excited with the way they turned out and everyone that comes by, notices and loves them, almost instantly!
Many thanks to Sam for the Inspiration!
As you can see, the possibilities are endless! I used scrapbook paper, but you could use whatever you like, any color, any pattern, any material really, to make your old coasters new for you!
I hope you have some fun with this, as I did!
Thanks for visiting!
Many Blessings 
Theresa
I'll share this post with:
Linda @ Coastal Charm
Katherine @ Katherine's Corner
Sam @ Raggedy Bits
Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound




10 comments:

  1. Very elegant coasters, Theresa. Love 'em. Your friend, Linda

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  2. These turned out so beautiful, Theresa!! You did a wonderful job! So grateful that my little project inspired you and thank you so much for your sweet kind words!! :-)

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  3. These are lovely. I love how you recreated these.

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  4. I love those coasters. Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  5. Gorgeous! So clever, and easy! And inexpensive! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

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  6. They turned out beautiful, a great upgrade from the previous look! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party.

    If you can, come and share your Christmas posts at the Holidays Celebration Party that is live now too (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/12/welcome-to-2016-the-holidays-celebration-link-party-1.html).

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    1. Oh, and I forgot to add that this is one of this week's features! You can find it here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/12/the-really-crafty-link-party-45-festured-posts.html
      Thank you again for joining, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Teresa I love a quick recycle and your coasters are really pretty!It's great that you will be able to use them past the holidays too!

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  8. I think these turned out great and I love the bright red, great for the holiday season!

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