DIY: Terra Cotta Saucer Coasters

I am back again! So sorry for the long hiatus, I hope it will not happen again. I have been working on some projects to ensure this does not happen again 🙂

Enough with that…on to the fun stuff!

My little sister moved into her apartment last week! I have not been able to to see it but am going to visit her this weekend. That’s right, I am going to make the long 40 minute trek up north through Austin traffic to visit my little sister. I hope you can sense my sarcasm, I feel like a horrible big sister for not being able to visit her yet. But of course, that will change after Saturday! And it also gave me time to make a really great housewarming gift for her and her new roommate and apartment.

I made her a pack of 4 coasters by spray painting and adding scrapbook paper to terra cotta saucers. I got the idea after searching through my Martha Stewart pinterest board and remembered I pinned these saucer coasters. This was an extremely easy project, from start to finish I think it took me about 3 hours, maybe even less. I popped in one of my favorite movies, Jane Austen Book Club and watched it as the saucers were drying. I won’t keep you waiting, here is how I spent the afternoon:

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Here is what you will need:

Spray paint and primer

mod podge + sponge brush (not pictured)

E-6000 or hot glue

felt or cork

scrapbook paper

and of course, terra cotta saucers

This was not one of my cheaper projects because I did have to purchase almost everything, minus the mod podge and E-6000. But that is certainly ok because now I have leftover everything and that is fine with me!

ImageI placed the saucers face down on some cardboard and spray primed them. I waited 10 minutes, flipped them over and did the same. Basically just followed the instructions on the bottle since it was my first time spray painting anything!

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I waited an hour for the primer to dry before I spray painted them a light yellow 🙂 It was the longest hour EVER! Good thing I had a great movie on 🙂

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I brought the whole box in after another hour and sat right in front of the tv (the last part of the movie is the best). I had pre-cut the scrapbook paper at work so all I had to do was spread mod podge all over the back of the paper, place it in the middle and press down firmly.

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After waiting 10 more minutes for them to dry, I mod podged the tops of the paper, making sure to seal the edges in.

ImageThen I traced the circle of felt with E-6000 and pressed it onto the bottoms of the saucers. This prevents the saucers from scratching your coffee table. I had also pre-cut these while I was at work.

ImageAnd Voila!

Here is the finished product. I am really happy with the outcome and glad that the scrapbook paper and felt cover up my spray paint mishaps lol. Although I think they look really great on my coffee table right by my candy bowl, they are a gift. I promise I will wrap them up and hand them to my little sister this weekend. Hopefully I will be able to take a picture of them in her apartment.

They were so easy to make, and I really like the end result that I am sure I will be handing these out for Christmas this year!

Hope y’all enjoyed my comeback! And hope y’all are ready for more 🙂 I hope everyone has been having a good week! I am ready for the weekend, curious for the adventures it may bring 🙂 Talk to y’all soon!

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