How To: Make Coasters from Cocktail Napkins

How To: Make Coasters from Cocktail Napkins

Susie Nadler
Feb 18, 2009

Dirty secret: We find it hard to resist buying cocktail napkins. Dirtier secret: We buy new ones to match the décor every time we entertain. What this amounts to is a drawer full of mismatched napkins; it feels wasteful to use them with our cereal or whatever, but there aren't enough to break them out for another party. This amazingly simple project from DIY Maven is the perfect solution! And it's a great use for tile samples you might have lying around as well. Details after the jump…

The steps are straighforward: Paint the top and sides of your tile with Mod-Podge, smooth the napkin over the painted surface, and then use sandpaper to remove the excess paper (or just carefully tear off the edges, if you want a more "handmade" look).

To finish it off and give the coaster some polish, use a few coats of polyurethane; then use waterproof glue to affix a square of cork or felt to the bottom.


DIY Maven's fantastic video
illustrates each of these steps beautifully. For more detailed instructions and a list of supplies, visit Curbly.

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