Mod Podge Coasters

22 Apr

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I bought my first pot of Mod Podge weeks ago (I know! I always was a late starter),  but I have been a bit worried about using it on any large projects or wasting good materials by making a mess. So I though I would start small and see how I got on.

I really like the idea of using fabrics in ways other than sewing so thought I’d try glueing it instead.

I took a little trip to my local charity shop and picked up these rather unlovely coasters pictured above. Having only cost 50p I decided that these little beaut’s would be my first Mod Podge experiment.

The first thing I realised was that my choice of fabric,  though pretty and vintage was thin and the original pattern on the coaster would end up showing through. I took a look in the cellar to see what I could find.

A tin of White undercoat was just the ticket to kill off the original pattern. Once that had well and truly dried I cut out circles of fabric and Mod Podged them onto the coasters, making sure that there was plenty of the glue around the edges. I used a dry paint brush to smooth the fabric and ensure there was no creasing or bubbling.

I hoovered and dusted the whole of the downstairs, cleaned the bathroom and had a nice cup of tea whilst the glue dried and then I gave the top a thick coat of Mod Podge to seal, trimming and sanding the edges lightly once dry.

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The result is quite sweet and would make a nice little gift for someone.

The only thing I am not too happy about is the slightly grainy texture of the surface. Maybe someone will have some suggestion as to how to remedy this. I thought I might give it a coat of varnish. What do you think?


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