Is it just me? March 2012 came in like a lamb but got crazy busy and went out like a honey badger!
During the crazy busy, I made these croc coasters for the man cave…my man’s cave. It’s one of the last thought about places in the house. Right now it has the necessities(seating, pool table, tv & music) but no real attempt at decor. Having recently decided on a color palate for the area, I was thrilled when I found some crocodile embossed paper. Decopauged onto ceramic tile, this would make some good looking coasters. Yes, there is drinking in the man cave.
Modge Podge…So we meet again!
A few months ago, I decided that it was time to work with Modge Podge. Having never worked with this medium, I figured that I’d create a sample. Something simple…a photo with a recipe overlay in vellum on canvas. After all, every “Santa, I Want It All!” Christmas shirt wearing mall momma is a pro at Modge Podge, I should be able to handle business. NOT!!! I should have given the mall mommas more credit. If you can wrangle 3-4 stair step kids under 7 years old, while keeping beautifully coiffed hair, perfectly manicured nails and make time for crafting, you’re the expert, not me.
Anyway, I still couldn’t let Modge Podge make me it’s bitch heifer! I was determined to make croc coasters for the man cave. I’ve seen instructions everywhere for coasters made by Modge Podging pretty paper onto ceramic tile squares. Because of my first disaster, I was careful to use thin layers of Modge Podge, allowing complete drying between each layer. Modge Podge Success!
Makes 4 coasters
1 – 8.5×11 piece of craft paper
4 – 4×4 ceramic tiles
Modge Podge, gloss finish
Modge Podge Finishing Spray, glossy
16 – 1×1 inch felt rounds
small sponge brush
Use tile to trace 4 squares onto paper and cut out. Trim 1/8th inch from all sides of the squares. Coat tile with a thin layer of Modge Podge and apply paper, centered atop. Complete with remaining squares. Allow to dry for 1 hour before applying a thin coat of Modge Podge over the attached paper. Let dry over night, repeat with a thin layer of Modge Podge. Once dried, spray with Modge Podge Finishing Spray. Allow to dry fully before gluing felt rounds to the bottom at each corner of the coasters.