How to Easily Update Coasters

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This is such an easy peasy project that I can’t believe I haven’t tackled it before now.

I’ve had a set of absorbent coasters with a design that wasn’t my taste for years.

When inspiration struck, I gathered my supplies and went to work.

The only item that I purchased for this project are two sheets of chevron scrapbook paper.  I purchased them at Hobby Lobby when their scrapbook paper was on sale for 40% off.

First step – trace the shape of the coasters on the scrapbook paper and cut them out.

Apply a smooth coat of ModPodge to the surface of a coaster.  Only work on one coaster at a time to keep the ModPodge from drying out.

Center a cutout on top of the coaster and lay it on the coaster while the ModPodge is wet.  Make sure to gently smooth out any bubbles.

Allow to dry thoroughly.

When completely dry, stencil your desired design onto the scrapbook paper using acrylic paint.  Make sure to wipe/blot excess paint off off your paint applicator before stenciling or the paint will seep up under the edges.

Allow the paint to completely dry and apply several protective coats of clear sealer.  Dry thoroughly between each coat of sealer.

These are going to look great in my basement!

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  1. Brilliant – thanks for sharing!

  2. My kind of project! Love the numbers on coasters, I can hear me now, “Where is #4, somebody better find it!” Things seem to go missing in my house. That happens with 6 folks living together 🙂
    Have a great day Suzy!

  3. Tamyra Positively Southern says:

    What a great idea! Would have never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Great project Suzy…love that you can customize coasters…love the new design! Have a great day!

  5. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    Great idea, Suzy. I had similar coasters once upon a time. Should have kept them!

  6. These look great. You are so creative and I know they will look great in the basement. I notice you have on a sweater. How is the weather today. It is 80 degrees today but I am ironing.
    Love to you, Ginger

  7. Fantastic, Judy! What a great idea and awesome tutorial! I love the chevron pattern you chose, too!

  8. Eclectically Vintage says:

    I love everything numbered and of course anything I can set my cocktail on is a good thing! Pinning these cuties!

  9. Audrey Ryan says:

    What a fantastic idea! You really made the coasters look different and much cutier than the first design. You are so talented, Suzy. You did a very great job!-

  10. Patti@OldThingsNew says:

    I love this idea and the pattern you chose is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I think these will make great gifts! Blessings, Patti

  11. Ellora Drinnen says:

    Oh my gosh, I love these coasters! They look awesome all the way down to the stencil of the numbers. Pinned this to the DIY board! Great work!

  12. Laurel Stephens says:

    Your coasters look so great and unique. I love the patterns, colors, and numbers.