Friday, December 27

2013 Status Update Drink Coasters

New Year's Eve is right around the corner, which means lots of reflection on the past year and fresh goals for the future. Today I noticed a lot of Instagram and Facebook "yearbooks" - the best of the year. I thought it would be fun to take some of our favorite status updates and turn them into something functional for New Year's parties and gatherings.  

There are several ways to go, you can put the status update on one side and let people guess who said it and then put the picture of the person on the other side to be revealed!

Here's how to make them!

Cardboard coasters (you can cut these yourself, or ask your local waiter or waitress for a few)
Photos printed to fit the coasters
Gold craft paint

Use the glue stick to apply the photo to the coaster. Do this to both sides. Make sure it is really sealed nice and tight!

Print out the quotes, about size 10 works well. Cut out the quotes and use the glue stick to affix them to the coasters. Again, make sure the edges are sealed!

Trim the edges of the coaster in gold craft paint. Let dry. Next, add a healthy drop of glue and use your finger to smooth it evenly all over the surface. Make sure it is nice and smooth and coat all the way to the edges! Let dry. Repeat for the other side. 

Once it's all dry, use the spray varnish and spray. Let dry and add another coat. Repeat for the other sides. The reason its important to seal down the edges with the glue is so the varnish won't seep under the paper. Now your coasters are waterproof, sealed and ready for action! 

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