DIY Concrete Coasters

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We found a great tutorial by Crafty Chica that will teach you how to make coasters for your beverage cups to rest on. The link follows after our introduction to the topic and additional ideas.

Coasters are used to protect your table or other surfaces. The condensation or spills from beverages can leave watermarks on your table. Depending on the surface, these watermarks can be a real pain to remove so that’s why it’s necessary to use a coaster.

You can easily get coasters from stores but wouldn’t it be more fun if you can learn how to make your own set of coasters? These coasters are made of concrete. These are pretty unique and you can get really creative with this project. You can print out different pictures or you can also use stickers for your designs!

Here are some more ideas!
1. Wedding/Party Souvenirs – Try getting dried flowers or print out pictures. For dried flowers, stick them on a piece of white paper. Cut the paper to size so that it will fit with the flat glass pebble. Add a good coat of Mod Podge or glue on the flower side of the paper and then stick it on the surface of the pebble so that when the glue dries, you will be able to see the flower through the pebble.

Make sure that there are no air pockets. Set the pebble on the cement and let it dry. Paint the coaster with white acrylic paint. Finish off with a coat of varnish and then apply the colored felt on the other side of the coaster. You can choose the pictures depending on the theme of the party i.e if the theme is Hollywood, use pictures of actors and actresses.

2. Cement Art – You can use the techniques that were shown in the tutorial to create your own art pieces (use as room decor). Use a bigger rectangular mold for your cement mix. Print out Andy Warhol pictures or pictures of beautiful landscapes or buildings. Stick these pictures on the clear glass pebbles and arrange them on the cement. Add colored stones to make your art project look more beautiful.

3. Embed Old, Broken Jewelry – If you have old broken jewelry from H&M or Forever 21 but you don’t have the heart to throw them away because of their sentimental value, why don’t you create art pieces by embedding the charms or the pendants in the cement?

Ok here’s the link to the full tutorial: http://www.craftychica.com/site/2008/04/project-concrete-coasters/

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