Posted in DIY

DIY Drink Coasters

What You’ll Need:


Step 1:

Paint the Saucers!IMG_0048.JPG

  • Make sure to remove the stickers on the bottom
  • I would recommend darker colors. I tried white with my first batch and it took multiple coats and twice as much time.
  • Exterior paint is more water resistant

Step 2:

Cut Out the Corkboard Circles!IMG_0049 (1).JPG

  • The link I have above is for a decorative bulletin board I found at Walmart. Once the circles are cut and trimmed, they fit perfectly in the saucers.

Step 3:

Coat  the Corkboard Circle with Mod Podge!

  • Make sure to paint it thick
  • Leave it to dry for a few hours. I suggest leaving something heavy on them so that there are no air bubbles between the corkboard and saucerIMG_0050.JPG

Step 4 (Optional):

  • If you’re worried about the Terra Cotta saucers damaging your table or you notice they don’t slide across surfaces well enough, add some felt pads.
  • I cut the 3/4inch pads in half and then stuck four halves to the bottom of each saucer

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Step 5:

Admire Your Work!

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Posted in DIY, Writing

DIY Pen/Pencil/Marker Cup

Need a sturdy, reliable container to store your pencils, pens, and markers?

This DIY cup will only require a quick trip to Walmart (or Amazon, depending on how well-stocked your local store is).

Here’s what you need:

1.) Roll of paper towels

2.) One Jar of Peanut Butter

3.) Goo Gone

Instructions:

  1. Once you’ve finished that jar of gooey deliciousness, make sure you wash it out thoroughly with soap and water (but no dishwasher!)
  2. To remove the sticky residue that glues the paper to the jar, dab some Goo Gone onto a paper towel and apply it to the residue. Depending on the jar, you may need to apply a good bit of pressure to scrub it all off.

Your finished product should look like this:

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More?

You can add your own decorative touch, such as stickers or paint or those themed duck-tapes.

Some Other Uses:

  • Bathroom – pick floss, cotton swabs, bobby pins…
  • Crafts – buttons, needles, rolls of string…
  • Kitchen – straws, uncooked beans, herbs…
  • And so much more!