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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Dollar Store DIY - Vintage Coasters

Today I want to share with you my Dollar Store Coaster Redo. This project was so easy, and I am so happy with the results. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how they turned out. This is what the coasters looked like when I bought them from the dollar store (1.00/each) BUT they already come backed with cork board - so that's a plus.
[BEFORE]
Okay, nothing wrong with these coasters, just not quite the theme I am trying to go with :)
Here are my coasters:
[AFTER]
Alright, here is what you'll need...
Supplies:
Coasters (x4)
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Scrapbook Paper
Directions:
1. Wipe off your coasters - trace your coasters onto your choice of scrapbook paper
2. Cut out your squares 
3. Apply a thin/even layer of mod podge to the coaster
4. Firmly press your scrapbook paper square on the coaster - evenly to assure no bubbles
5. Once that is dried (a few minutes) Add a layer of mod podge over the scrapbook paper.
*I aded about 3 layers of mod podge over the scrapbook paper*
(be sure to let each layer dry before applying the next layer)
Here are a few more pictures of my
 DIY: Vintage Coasters:

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24 comments:

  1. Very nice! Seems like such an easy, thrifty way to change the look and I'm sure if you tire of them, you can always just re-do them! I like the paper you used too ~ Thanks for sharing your thriftiness :) Judi

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    1. Thank you, Judi! Thrifty is always good, isn't it? I hadn't even though about that, but I suppose you could just add a different design over top of that! great idea :)
      -Kayla

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  2. Thanks for sharing such a nice and easy way to add up a little spark into daily living!
    Do drop a while at my space,would really appreciate it.Happily following you guys.
    Auro

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    1. Auro! Thank you for following along with us, we really appreciate it. We stopped by your site as well :)
      -Kayla

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  3. Oh my gosh! I LOVE IT!!! :-) Pinned. Visiting from The Pin Junkie.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I'm glad you like them, I hope you're able to try it out!
      -Kayla

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  4. Love this with the scrapbook paper! Just a tip, I made similar coasters before, and I found that it's best to use some sort of clear spray paint/sealer over the mod podge. I didn't on my first set, and every time I put a cup with condensation on the coaster, the cup stuck to the coaster and it ruined a couple of them when I pulled it off :(

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    1. What a great idea, thank you!! I should probably do that.
      -Kayla

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  5. What a great idea! They're so cute! I never thought to re-cover coasters!

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    1. Thanks Allison! It's so fun, too, because you can pick from a zillion different scrapbook papers. Which is the hardest part! Lol :)
      -Kayla

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  6. Hi! Found your site through the Aloha Friday link up (I'm @ #116) I love your blog, the style, your content- everything. I'm definitely going to be a frequent visitor. Isn't the dollar store the best?? Your DIYs are great. Love the scrapbook paper you used on the coasters. I'm really into the vintage label look- where did you find it?

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    1. Hi, Meg! Thank you for following along! The scrapbook paper I used was from a booklet of different designs called "The Good Life". Its a 12x12 textured, 48 sheets of cardstock. I got it on sale for 5.00 at our local Craft Warehouse, but the company has a website as well. Fancypantsdesigns.com
      -Kayla

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  7. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there -- you may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jennifer. We'd love for you to link your blog party to our "Link Parties" page, as we just opened it to new parties - we'd love to help promote your party!
      http://orchardgirls.blogspot.com/p/linky-parties.html
      -Kayla

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I made a set of photo coasters last Christmas for parents and grandparents and I sprayed a clear sealant on after the Mod Podge dried. They get nice and hard and the moisture doesn't seep through to mess up the pretty paper. I think I'll have to try a set out for myself with some scrapbook paper like yours. Visiting from Serenity Saturday...have a great weekend!

    Jennifer
    Live Well. Love Well. Be Well.

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    1. Great idea with the clear sealant, I think I will have to add that to mine. Good idea to give them as Christmas presents too! Thanks for visiting :)
      -Kayla

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  9. Great new look! I love the vintage theme they have.

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    1. Thank you!! Picking out which paper to use, is definitely the best part :)
      -Kayla

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  10. I love these- the print you chose is awesome! I just did some coasters using scrapbook paper too, but on pieces of cork from the dollar store... Sharing it tomorrow at Twelve O Eight. Found you through Project Inspired... Can't wait to explore your blog a little more!

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    1. Krista, thank you so much! They're fun to make. I will have to come check yours out, i'd love to see how you did it, and what paper you chose! Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy our blog :)
      -Kayla

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  11. Love these, pinned! Found you via the blog hop at Content in the Meantime... following!

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    Jenn's Random Scraps

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! I saw your blueberry lemon cheesecake bars, and they look delicious!! Following along with you, as well.
      -Kayla

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  12. Thanks again for sharing on my blog hop! Check out this week's: What Are You Doing? Blog Hop #15

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    1. Just linked-up Sara! Thanks again for the feature :)
      -Kayla

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