How to Make Coasters

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How to Make Coasters
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Gather supplies.

Gather supplies.

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Wipe down each tile to get surface dirt off.

Wipe down each tile to get surface dirt off.

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I am making three dozen.  After cleaning I've laid them out on paper bags to work on, assembly line style.

I am making three dozen. After cleaning I've laid them out on paper bags to work on, assembly line style.

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Use Mod Podge to coat tile...

Use Mod Podge to coat tile...

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Add precut paper.  I cut my paper a bit smaller than the tile to give a border.  Carefully press paper down to adhere, smoothing out any bubbles.

Add precut paper. I cut my paper a bit smaller than the tile to give a border. Carefully press paper down to adhere, smoothing out any bubbles.

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I have a small brayer that I use to go over the paper after I apply it, rolling back and forth.

I have a small brayer that I use to go over the paper after I apply it, rolling back and forth.

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Continue with adhering the paper to remaining tiles.  I added some little pictures onto the base paper with a bit of Mod Podge.  Make sure these are smoothed out also.

Continue with adhering the paper to remaining tiles. I added some little pictures onto the base paper with a bit of Mod Podge. Make sure these are smoothed out also.

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It helps to have a drink on hand and a program to watch in the background :-)

It helps to have a drink on hand and a program to watch in the background :-)

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After paper is applied to coaster, coat with a even layer on Mod Podge.

After paper is applied to coaster, coat with a even layer on Mod Podge.

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Let top coat completely dry before applying second coat.

Let top coat completely dry before applying second coat.

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I did three coats of Mod Podge, letting each coat dry completely before applying next coat.

I did three coats of Mod Podge, letting each coat dry completely before applying next coat.

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Don't they look great?  (These are being given out at a Disney themed party.  Craft stores have loads of choices of paper you can pick from to personalize coasters for your home or to give as gifts)

Don't they look great? (These are being given out at a Disney themed party. Craft stores have loads of choices of paper you can pick from to personalize coasters for your home or to give as gifts)

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Time to adhere cork to the bottom of coasters to prevent scratches to your furniture.  You can use felt to glue on bottom, but I like the look of cork, and it is much easier using adhesive back.

Time to adhere cork to the bottom of coasters to prevent scratches to your furniture. You can use felt to glue on bottom, but I like the look of cork, and it is much easier using adhesive back.

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Only place I could fine this was at Home Depot, $10.00 for a large roll.

Only place I could fine this was at Home Depot, $10.00 for a large roll.

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Cut cork to size.  Contact brand has these handy lines to follow, make cutting straight, easier.

Cut cork to size. Contact brand has these handy lines to follow, make cutting straight, easier.

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Peel off paper backing and center on the back of each coaster.

Peel off paper backing and center on the back of each coaster.

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Almost done, one last step.

Almost done, one last step.

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Take coasters outside in a protected area that doesn't get a lot of wind.  Cover your work surface, lay out tiles.  Using the Crystal glaze, spray an even coat over coasters.

Take coasters outside in a protected area that doesn't get a lot of wind. Cover your work surface, lay out tiles. Using the Crystal glaze, spray an even coat over coasters.

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Let glaze dry completely between coats.  I applied three coats of glaze.  Allow to dry for 24 hours before handling to avoid fingerprints.  Project completed, they are now ready to use.  Enjoy!

Let glaze dry completely between coats. I applied three coats of glaze. Allow to dry for 24 hours before handling to avoid fingerprints. Project completed, they are now ready to use. Enjoy!

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