I decided to use some of the scrap book paper that I had used on my journal calender and make one for each of the desks (mine and the boys).
- Mod Podge, Kelly has a recipe for make your own on her blog
- Guillotine or scissors
- Felt or cork
- Brush or foam applicator
I had a pack of plain white tiles from when we moved in to the house, which were labeled 4 inches by 4 inches, but actually measured slightly smaller.
I then cut out some of the scrapbook paper slightly smaller (abput 5mm), so I could have a white edge round the tiles and covered the tiles in Mod Podge. This is pretty quick drying, so I applied quite a think layer on to the tile.
I then applied the paper and layered a thin coat of Mod Podge on top using a foam applicator (that way I didn’t get crush strokes) and allowed it to dry for 20 minuites before applying further thin coat. In total I applied 4 coats of glue and allowed it to dry over night.
I then used my spay protective coat. I bought Rust-oleum Crystal clear in Matt as I didn’t want my coaster to have a shiny finish. I followed the instructions on the can and applied three coats in total and again allowed them to dry for 24 hours before cover the base with a square of felt.
I love them and already know who I am making the next set for.