When I bought my Lilly calendar last July, I was obsessed with all of the different prints that went along with each month. Since I retired my planner in December, I have been trying to think of a way to use those pages and finally thought of one--to make Lilly coasters!
My finished coasters!
This project was super easy and cost me less than $5! This is what I did:
First I gathered all of my supplies:
- Tiles--I bought these small tiles at Lowe's for $0.36 a piece, and the large one was $0.76. My total was just a little over $3!
- Modge Podge--This can be bought at Hobby Lobby or at most craft stores.
- A glue gun
- My old Lilly planner
- Scissors and a foam brush to paint on the modge podge
- Sheets of felt--I ended up using less than 2 for all of the tiles.
Next, I chose the papers I wanted to use for each tile and ripped them out of my book.
After that, I traced the tile on the paper, making sure to avoid any of the month names. You'll probably only be able to get one tile traced on each piece of paper, so you should have the same number of tiles and Lilly papers.
After cutting out a tile shape from each paper, I painted a layer of Modge Podge on each tile using my felt brush.
Then, I placed the piece of paper on top of the tile and painted another layer of Modge Podge on top of the paper.
I let that layer dry for about 20 minutes, and then I painted another layer on top of the first layer. I repeated this again about 30 minutes later, bringing the total to three layers of Modge Podge on top of the paper.
Next, I traced a tile shape on the felt, and then cut out 7 pieces of felt (which is the number of coasters I was making) with my scissors. After the third layer of Modge Podge, I let the tiles dry for about an hour and then went around the edges with an exacto knife to get rid of the extra paper.
I used my glue gun to glue the felt on to the back of each tile. The felt doesn't have to be perfect, but it should cover most of the tile, because this will stop the coaster from scratching your table!
After that, I flipped the tiles back over and checked for any edges that hadn't been glued down by the Modge Podge, checked for any problems, and let them dry for 24 hours. After those 24 hours, you have brand new Lilly coasters for your guests to use!
My finished coasters!
I love my coasters and can't wait to use them in my apartment next year! What have y'all done with your old Lilly planners? Have a fabulous weekend, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!
Miss Southern Prep
*All photos are my own; please do not use them without my permission!