Hey party people!
Where do you find your inspiration? From party magazines? Pinterest? Blogs?
I find my inspiration all over. It could come from my backyard, a bouquet of flowers, fabric, or just a color combination. Lately, I’ve been so inspired by Kate Spade’s designs. I even have a Kate Spade Inspired Holiday party idea to share with you soon.
The other day I came across these gorgeous glitter coasters from Kate Spade. I fell in love. I thought they’d be the perfect accessory to a Christmas/Holiday or even New Years Eve party. I’m even thinking these would make fun gifts.
I put my own spin on them but I love how they turned out!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own:
Forget that the Mod Podge sealer is there. You actually won’t need it. You just need cork (which I bought at my local craft store…they were cork tiles), regular mod podge, and glitter (but it needs to be a certain kind). The glitter itself needs to be large. I bought a pack of Martha Stewart’s assortment, as you can see in the picture.
1| Start by using another coaster to trace an outline.
2| Cut it out.
3| With a paint brush, start covering one side of the coaster with mod podge.
4| Continue to cover the entire area.
5| I decided to do an ombre effect, so I added a greenish-gold glitter to a fourth of the coaster then three other sequential colors. Just pour the glitter on & it will stick to the coaster.
6| Once you’re finished, let this dry completely (overnight or for at least a few hours). Once it’s dry, cover with a generous amount of mod podge (just the side with the glitter). Allow this to completely dry.
Now you’ve got some beautiful coasters that will take your entertaining to a whole new level of fun!
My only conundrum with this project were the edges. Because they’re cork, they’re a little rigid. My cousin Katie suggested adding some ribbon around them. I had the perfect thin gold ribbon that I ended up attaching with some hot glue. Do you have any other ideas on what to do for the edges?
After this project, I became a little obsessed with making coasters. In fact, I brought some of the materials to our Thanksgiving dinner in case anyone wanted to do crafts. We usually go to my aunt & uncle’s lake house with no TV and spotty internet connection. We definitely play a lot of games but I thought it’d be fun to have the option of crafts too. The funniest thing was that my dad & uncle were the first to join in. I soo wish we had gotten that on video. They added a whole element of engineering to the crafts. They were coming up with ideas on how to do things more efficiently. It was awesome!
These were a few more designs I created during our Thanksgiving craft session.
TIP: If you end up using regular glitter, just spray with a clear coat afterwards NOT the mod podge. It will end up muting your glitter.
My plan is to create fun little gifts out of these. I’ll add a coaster, a tea or hot chocolate packet, a personalized spoon, and some little treats to create a fun gift. Everyone has plenty of mugs…but who has a specially made coaster?
What do you think? Good idea or bad idea?
What are you making for Christmas gifts this year?