Washi tape is all over the place right now, and for good reason. It is awesome! There are so many different colors and designs. I have just started my pretty tape collection…
The first thing I am making with my tape is coasters. My mom and I are planning on selling these at craft shows for a few dollars.
They are so easy to make and they would be perfect gifts! You can personalize them by adding pictures, words, and stickers.
Here is what you will need:
- Coasters (I used white tiles from Lowes: $0.16/piece!)
- Felt pads for bottom of coasters
- X-acto knife (or scissors)
- Cutting board or surface
- Mod Podge or clear coat of your choosing
Step 1: Gather your supplies
[I bought these “felt blankets” at Wal-Mart and cut them into little squares for the bottoms of the coasters. You could also buy the small circular ones.]
Step 2: Attach the felt pads to the bottom
I just use a little drop of Mod Podge to attach the felt to the 4 corners of the coasters. Easy Peasy.
Step 3: Get creative!
Decorate your coasters however your little heart desires (:
Use your X-acto knife to trim away the extra tape around the edges and to make different designs or cut-outs.
Example: I put rows of tape on one coaster then set a cup on top. I traced around the cup with the x-acto knife and pulled the tape in the middle off. I was left with a circle cut-out.
Example 2: For another, I put tape on and then made one straight cut diagonally to make a triangle-shape on the coaster.
Step 4: Cover with Mod Podge
I typically use 3 coats of Mod Podge. I am currently using the “Furniture Gloss” as shown above. They make SOO many different kinds, but I like the gloss this one gives and it is pretty durable. Just make sure you let them dry for a day or two between coats and them for a few days before stacking them or they will stick together. (I know from experience…)
Step 5: Decorate/Gift
Decorate your home with your creations or gift them to family, friends, teachers, etc.
Here are the most recent ones I made.
You can use sticker letters to add words to your coasters or use Mod Podge to put pictures on top. (Maybe I will share some of these later). Just make sure you top everything with a few coats of Mod Podge to ensure the pictures/tape don’t get wet and ruined.