3 easy DIY coaster ideas (the perfect gift for ghoulish gal pals) November 6, 2017besnik Prev1 of 4NextClick Next Page ( Page # ) to Continue Reading ! Step 1: Pull apart clothespins This is to prevent your metal from rusting in the following steps. View full project Step 2: Mix boiling water and vinger Use 2 cups boiling water and 1 tablespoon vinegar per bowl. View full project Step 3: Add food color and stir well Add enough food color as the color somewhat fades when the clothespins dry. View full project Step 4: Soak the pins for about 24 hours Put about 20 clothes pins per bowl. View full project Step 5: Pull the clothespins out and air dry This step might take a couple of days. View full project Step 6: Hot glue the clothespins together Mix and match your clothespins for different coaster designs. View full project Step 7: Enjoy yourself or give them as gifts! (Chas) View full project Create Your Own Stunning Faux Agate Coasters View full project Step 1: Roll chunks of clay into balls Repeat with several shades of the color of your choice. Also roll up balls of white, translucent and pearl white. View full project Step 2: Place all the balls in the freezer Freeze the balls for 10 to 30 minutes. View full project Step 3: Grate each ball into a separate pile View full project Step 4: Roll together the light colors Gather a bit of white, translucent, and shimmery white and mix them without mushing them together. View full project Step 5: Mix other three colors together Gather more piles of three colors and mix without mushing them. Repeat until you have 8-10 ball combinations. View full project Step 6: Roll balls between parchment paper Roll the colorful balls between parchment or wax paper into thin layers. View full project Step 7: Wrap flat layers around light balls Take the light balls you made before and wrap the flat colorful layers around them. View full project Step 8: Wrap around more shavings and layers Repeat this until all layers have been used up and you have a large hockey puck looking shape. View full project Step 9: Wrap with a flat layer of gold clay Roll a chunk of gold clay into a ball and then flatten. Wrap the gold around the “puck”. View full project Step 10: Cut the “puck” into 1/4″ slices View full project Step 11: Roll the slices between wax papers Roll the slices out in all directions to create the shape you wish for your coasters. View full project Step 12: Bake slices for 20 minutes Preheat your oven to 275°F and place your slices on a piece of parchment paper atop a tray. View full project Step 13: Brush slices with Mod Podge After the slices cooled, brush a layer of Mod Podge dimensional magic on top for a nice “agate” like shine. View full project Step 14: Enjoy these coasters immediately! (Amanda C, Hometalk Team) View full project Design Your Own Custom Coasters View full project Step 1: Grab a ceramic tile or coaster. Chose coasters with a cork on the bottom to protect surfaces, or just put sticker felt onto the bottom. View full project Step 2: Apply Mod Podge and put on your photo Use fabric, a photo, printed design on photo paper etc. Regular paper is not a good choice as you will get bubbles. View full project Step 3: Layer coats of Mod Podge and let dry Repeat a few coats to protect and seal the project – don’t forget the sides of the coaster and paper. Let dry between each coat. View full project Step 4: When dry, top with Easy Cast Epoxy You can also use a few layers of clear top coat nail polish, letting it dry between each coat. View full project Step 5: Go over with a lighter to pop bubbles After you paint all your coasters, you will see tiny bubbles in the resin. Use a lighter to get rid of them. View full project Step 6: Use for hot or cold yummy drinks! (Chas) View full project Prev1 of 4NextClick Next Page ( Page # ) to Continue Reading !