Saturday, April 21, 2012

Up Cycled Monogrammed Coasters

Personalize it!

 We have a super quick, easy and budget-friendly coaster makeover that will turn your drab old coasters in to fresh new personalized coasters on your coffee table!

When we saw the O so creative coaster's from Ode To Inspiration, our creative mind was awakened to how we could bring in some updated coasters and make them personal at the same time. So, this is what we came up with.

Aren't those coasters from Ode To Inspiration wonderful! We really love the look and all the creativity that went into making them.

 We wanted coasters that were not too feminine and functional for everyday use, we decided on black and white monogrammed coasters.

We were on the look out for thrift store coasters to use for our project. We ended up finding some that were in really good condition with the cork bottom still in tack and probably were not used much.

The only ugly part about the coasters was the logo stamped on the coaster but that would not be a problem since it was going to be covered up.

 And for the price, $2.99 for eight coasters was a good thrifty price!

These have to be pretty old since Pacific Bell has been long gone forever! We cleaned the tile surface with a damp vinegar and water soaked towel, and let them air dry before proceeding to transform them.

What we used: a piece of white textured card stock. We love Martha Stewart's monograms and used them. You can find these free offered by Martha Stewart. Mod Podge.

                                          How to: cut to fit the logo on the coaster. 

Apply Mod Podge on the back of the card stock piece, and apply to the coaster. Using a soft cloth, tap down on the card stock working all over it to get a good seal. Set aside to dry.

Download and cut out monogram with a 3" round punch. We used a glossy white paper to print on. Apply Mod Podge on the back of the monogram and apply on top of the dried card stock. Dab monogram the same as the card stock. Allow to dry.

Once the monogram is dry, apply a even coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface of the coaster. Allow to dry. 

If needed, apply a second coat of Mod Podge if needed.

  Now you have a nice set of updated, up cycled, useful coffee table coasters!

The designs around the monograms are different and add interest and appeal to the over all look of the coasters.

On your next thrift store outing, you may want to pick up some coasters you come across and put them to use in a new, up cycled, personalized way!  These would also make a great Mothers Day gift too! Be inspired, get creative!

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him,
And He turn away His wrath from him.
Proverbs 24:17-18

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  1. Hello Kristin,
    I love this idea to makeover old coasters, so green and creative. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula


  3. Such a great project and how about that price for the coasters!?

  4. Dollar Tree has cork backed coasters for a buck. If you can't find any at the GW or another thrift store, try Dollar Tree.

  5. I love monograms of any kind! So very simple, pretty and elegant all at the same time. So glad you shared it with us. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay. I am featuring these are my Facebook page!

  6. This is such a cute project. And at the right price :) I would love for you to share this at my link party

  7. Simple and elegant coaster designs. Very interesting addition to the table.

  8. I am such a fan of all kinds of coasters. Love the monograms you used! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  9. These are so awesome! I love ModPodge!! I'm always afraid that it will come off when it gets wet..does that happen?

    I would love for you to come and link your project up at my party - Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

  10. Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

  11. Super cute!
    I would love if you stopped by to link it up to my party happening now!
    I would love to
    have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. These are too fun! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    1. Thanks for linking up! I pinned this to the Pomp Party board!

      Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  13. These are so cute!! I would love for you to link them up at Fantabulous Friday#10 going on now! Linking up enters you for a chance to win free ad space on my blog for the month of May! Hope you'll swing by for a visit!

  14. Popping over from Finding Fabulous link party. What a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

  15. Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Love the idea of the monogram!!!

  16. Way to upcycle and love the fonts and graphics you chose!

  17. Fun idea! There are so many directions you could go with this project.

  18. What a great project! I love the different designs of the circles and anything monogrammed is just perfect in my book! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  19. I love this idea! Nice job!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. These look so great! I am so excited to be a follower and see your other projects. I would love if you followed me back at