When I saw this on Kelly’s blog and Pinterest feed, I just knew that I had to have a go at making some for the new Craft room/study or Crudy as it has beecome known by the boys!
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.
They are stunning! Love the designs. I think you should patent the ‘Crudy’ every home should have one. x
They look fabulous.
They are so pretty!
Very lovely. I didn’t really need to be learning how to do yet another craft that I don’t really have time for!
They are lovely, I love you choice of papers.
Those look amazing and very professional!
One day I hope to have a crudy and I will fill it with a vat of Mod Podge!
Thanks for linking up x
They are lovely! I think the seed head one is my favourite. x
These are lovely, I did something very similar, mine don’t look half as good as yours though, love the papers.
They are lovely, what a nice idea. My daughter went to a party where they had make your own coaster kits – you could trap a picture or photo inside – she loved it.
These are fab x
Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?