Friday, January 13, 2012

My First Little Project of the Year

I have been busy around here getting started on my laundry room makeover and working on my project for an upcoming copy cat challenge party that Debbie from Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing will be hosting in a few days. In the midst of all this, I have found the time to work on a couple of small projects and I'd like to share one of those with y'all today.

I had these little terra cotta trays in my craft stash and decided to turn them into drink coasters. Here are the supplies that I used:

Terra cotta trays, scrapbook paper, paint, Modge Podge, and rubber bumpers.

All I did was trace the bottom of my trays onto my scrapbook paper and cut the circles out. Then I painted my trays black, modge podged the scrapbook paper to the inside of the trays and added another layer of modge podge to the top of the paper just to seal them in there real good. Then I stuck my rubber bumpers onto the bottom of the trays to protect my furniture. These are self adhesive so no messy glue needed! Then I finished them off with a quick spray of sealer because I wanted to make sure that any sweating glass that sits on them wouldn't cause my scrapbook paper to peel off. And here is the finished product:

And here's a picture showing the bumpers I used on the bottom:

I'm really pleased with how these turned out. They remind me of Mackenzie-Childs style, without the Mackenzie-Childs price, which I love! I'm linking this to some of the fabulous parties listed at the bottom of my blog. Please check them out for some great inspiration!

I bought several sheets of this scrapbook paper and I'm working on another project with the rest of it using this:

Any guesses on what I'm up to???

Until next time. . .


  1. Donna, Now those are really cute coasters...I really like them...Very clever... Never would have thought of that..Thank you for sharing...Have a great weekend...Lisa

  2. Love your coasters Donna. I have used the terracotta saucers to make crafts but nothing as nice as your coasters. My son is moving in to a new apt next month and that just might be something he would like. Thank you for sharing

  3. Very cute! I love McKenzie Childs also. Heck, I just love the diamond pattern on almost anything. This is such a great idea on making your own coasters. Great job!

  4. Oh my goodness! What an awesome idea. I'm so excited because I need some coasters and now I know how to make them. Love your blog, very creative, now following. Would love you to visit over at mine :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  5. What a great idea! I'd love it if you shared this at a party that I have going on at Project Queen! I love MC!
    I'm your newest follower.

  6. Great knock-off! And you know how much I love M-C. I just covered some candles with the very same paper - Please stop by to enter my giveaway of a digital scrapbook program!