Every year for Convention we brainstorm new and interesting ways to use our products. In years past we enjoyed going a little over-the-top (the understatement of the year), but this year we wanted to do something easily reproducible and elegant. I loved this project because it was so easy and you can adjust it to fit your own color scheme.
The Estate Coasters have been in our product line since the dawn of decorating. So of course we were eager to give these hard-working beauties a break from catching drips underneath drinks. Here's how we transformed them from table-savers to art pieces.
We started off with inexpensive frames from Hobby Lobby (check your coupons for these!) and a little Rub-N-Buff (no, seriously — that's what it's called!) to get the metallic finish. We had the matts cut in the store and picked out the paper we liked in the scrapbook section. We chose a pale lavender to coordinate with the room.
Next, all you will need is some cotton swabs, Loctite glue, a pencil and a steady hand!
Trace a very light circle around the coaster to make sure you have it centered where you would like.
Use the cotton swab to place drops of glue on the feet of the coaster.
Place the coaster on the traced line. Leslie aren't you glad you did your nails that day?
Use a weight to hold down the coasters and let sit for 24 hours. (We used our Cinnabar Canisters!)
Alison and Leslie made this a team effort — a partner always helps!
Voila! You have coaster art!
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