Make a set of 4th of July Coasters using fabric with a patriotic print and Mod Podge. These are super easy to make and you can make lots of them for a party in very little time.
To keep the cost low, use dollar store or thrift store find coasters and cover them with a pretty red, white, and blue design.
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A couple of years ago, I found a bag of mdf coaster blanks at my local Goodwill. It was priced low, and I love making diy coasters. I’ve used them to make a set of DIY Tropical Coasters using a stencil and paint.
Patriotic Coasters DIY
After I made my Lemon Coasters, I knew I wanted to make a set of fabric covered patriotic coasters. These could be made using those same round discs from Dollar Tree or from Dollar Tree Coasters that you could cover.
In addition to the blanks, you’ll need Mod Podge, craft foam brushes, a rotary cutter, clear varnish, and fabric. You’ll find links to these under the Related Products at the bottom of the post. I would buy the blanks from Amazon if I hadn’t been lucky enough to find them discounted at Goodwill.
Measure the blanks and cut fabric squares that are just a little larger than the blanks.
Using a rotary cutter, carefully cut along the edges of the blanks to have the fabric fit just right over the top of the blank. Trim away any excess fabric with scissors.
Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge onto the top of the coaster blank. You’ll want to smooth it out with the brush before adding the fabric square.
Press the fabric onto the blank using something to smooth it out as you press. I used the edge of a ruler. A plastic card would work well, too.
Allow the Mod Podge time to dry. It only takes about 20 minutes before it’s dry.
After the fabric is attached and the Mod Podge is dry, use a piece of medium grit sandpaper over the fabric edges and along the outer rim of the coaster. Wipe any residue away with a lint free cloth.
Add a top coat of Mod Podge over the fabric. I allowed this to dry overnight.
Apply a coat of DecoArt Dura Clear Varnish to each coaster to protect it from water damage. Allow the first coat to dry before adding a second one.
Enjoy your 4th of July Coasters! These would be great for a party or to add to a patriotic summer tablescape.
I’ll be using these on a patriotic summer tablescape that I’ll be sharing soon.
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4th of July Patriotic Coasters DIY
Supply List DIY Patriotic Coasters
- Coaster Blanks
- Mod Podge
- Craft Foam Brushes
- DuraClear Varnish
- Rotary Cutter
- Patriotic Print Fabric
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