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DIY Coasters * Lace, Spray Paint, and Pictures

Updated on November 10, 2016

For this project I decided to make some personalized coasters. These are super quick and super easy and SUPER cheap to do. A great way to make something personalized just for you or a gift for someone else.

I started with black satin spray paint, a yard of lace (but you really just need a tiny bit), foam protectors, and white tiles from Home Depot. These tiles cost .16.....SIXTEEN CENTS! You just can't beat that. If you want to get fancy with it you can get the rounded edge tiles for like 86 cents. Big money.

I chose to make a set of 4. But you can do whatever your little heart desires.

Spread the lace out evenly over the tiles. Make sure it is as close to the tiles as possible or you will get a blurry look.

Spray over each tile. I didn't make an effort to get super even because I like the somewhat messy and distorted look.

Immediately remove the lace and let the paint dry. Spray paint dries pretty quickly so you should only have to wait 30-45 minutes max.

When the paint is dry seal with 2 coats of Mod Podge.

Put a foam protector on each corner to guard your surfaces.

Finished set of coasters. Takes about an hour and costs $4! (and that's only if you have to buy the spray paint).

Another method of personalizing I tried was adding a picture. I cut the picture into a square to match the tile.

I used Mod Podge to glue the picture down and to seal it.

Let it dry for an hour. And there you are- another personalized coaster!

I love these because as with so many of my projects there are so many options to try. You can use all different types of colors, textures, stencils, pictures, scrap book paper, tons! I have plans to try a resin finish to give them more character. Stay tuned!


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      Lynsey Harte 

      2 years ago from Glasgow

      Great projects here. One question- usually mod podge is ok for pictures etc, but can be a little temporary for anything that may come into contact with water. Do you use a particular type of modpodge to make these water resistant?? Do you think sealing with a glaze then putting in the oven would make them more durable?


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