Scissors & Synths

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Mod Podge-d Coasters

These coasters are my first Mod Podge project. Most Mod Podge coaster projects use ceramic tiles (as in kitchen or bathroom tiles), but I don’t think flat surfaces are effective coasters, where the liquid could just spill off the edge. So I picked up plain white melaware coasters, which are with “walls” that keep the liquid inside.

Decoupage with washi tape and printed images and you get funky coasters like this:


What you need:

  1. Coasters (PhP 14 per piece in Landmark)
  2. Washi tape (optional)
  3. Your designs printed on sticker paper
  4. Mod Podge (PhP 180 in Deovir Megamall)
  5. Paint brush or foam brush
  6. Fixative or clear acrylic spraypaint (PhP 99 from Handyman)
  7. Cutter, scissors

Step 1: Pick a design and print on sticker paper. I printed out photos of my sister’s cats and decided on a washi tape background. Printing the photos on sticker paper and using tape means one less Mod Podge step since they already have an adhesive back. (If you decide to print on regular paper, or use images from magazines, you need to coat the coaster and the back of your design with Mod Podge to stick them together.)


Step 2: Cover the center of the coaster with washi tape. Once done, use the cutter to trace around the coaster’s inner walls to trim off the excess tape.



Step 3: Cut out your design from the sticker paper and stick it over the washi tape background.


Step 4: With the paint brush, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the design. Make sure to include the inner walls of coaster, going over the edge of the washi tape to “seal” it in. Let the first coat dry for 20 minutes.

Apply a second coat and let it dry for another 20. If you want to be sure that your designed is sealed in, apply a third coat.

Clockwise from top left, that’s Shiro, Hector, Shimi and Muji.


Step 5: To waterproof your coasters, spray 1-2 coats of fixative or clear acrylic spray paint. Do this is a well-ventilated area and make sure to protect the surrounding area with newspapers. Let it dry overnight.

Step 6: Handwash your coasters and they’re ready to use!



This is the first (test) coaster I made.


Here is a set of vintage dog coasters given as a birthday present.


– Jo


3 comments on “Mod Podge-d Coasters

  1. Sylvia Hubilla
    April 26, 2013

    these are so cute and personalized! Perfect gift idea!

  2. Pingback: How to make washi tape coasters. - Mod Podge Rocks

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