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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Coasting Through It

I saw these in a link party last week and immediately ran straight over to Sweet Charli and warned her that I was totally stealing this idea and making them.
While you're in the garden center, grab some 4 inch terra cotta plant pots. They're actually about 4 1/2 inches wide. I nabbed 8.
Spray paint them the color of your choice. As I explained to Mom, LIGHT coats, 3 of them. Don't go for coverage on the first shot.
Measure the inner center and find a glass the right circumferance. Mine were 3 1/4 inches. Cut a circle of fabric for each saucer. Then cut the same size circle for each out of felt.
Get your Mom to do this with your instruction so you can put furniture back where it goes. This was her first shot at this. Yes, it's easy!
Glue the felt to the bottom.
Get out all that never ending left over Mod Podge and using a foam brush coat the bottom of the saucer. Smooth your fabric circles over that until there are no air bubbles.
Mod Podge over the top of the circles. Wipe off the excess. When this is dry, give it two coats of spray sealer.
Helloooooo, $5 worth of patio coasters!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...


Veronica said...

Cute I love them.

Sarah said...

I've been wanting to try this. Maybe I'll put it on my loooong to do list! Yours turned out great!

Life in Rehab said...

Just a side note: they're getting a ton of use, and the sealer is really doing its job! I recommend adding that step highly.