I love Pinterest for many reasons. I love that I can get new ideas and inspiration from all of the amazing things that people pin and I also love that I can keep all of the ideas in one place. For me it such a time saver and, ok, a time waster (in a good way).
As I was surfing Pinterest, I came across these cute little DIY button coasters and I wanted to see if I could make my own using my Epiphany Crafts tools and accessories.
Pinterest Inspiration Link: http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875393609522
Blog Link: http://www.morningcreativity.com/diy-button-coasters/
Here is my coaster. I really like how my coaster turned out. I wasn’t quite sure how it would look and if it would dry nicely but I think with a few changes, it would be just perfect.
I have to apologize for the first couple of photos. I took them while I was creating the coaster so the lighting is not the best. I wanted you to see some of the steps I used in the process.
First I punched out 16 button circles. Then I attached them to a piece of patterned paper with Glossy Accents, making sure to line them up in a 4×4 grid.
This photo shows the first couple adhered down. Then I trimmed the extra paper so that it was the same size as the buttons that were glued down. Then I added a border piece of paper under the button and background paper.
Then I flooded the top of the coaster with Glossy Accents. I made sure to get the liquid into all of the cracks and button holes so that it would be water proof. I used a piece of scrap paper to smooth the Glossy Accents over the button and paper border. I let it dry overnight.
After the coaster dried, I adhered it to a piece of chipboard and then a piece of white felt. Here you can see my coaster in use.
This was such a fun project to make and I know I will be using Pinterest even more for inspiration in my future projects.
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Round 20
Epiphany Crafts Button Round 20
Other Supplies used:
Authentique Paper and Stickers
Ranger Glossy Accents
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