Pinterest IRL: DIY Scrapbook Coasters

I’m not really sure how I discovered Pinterest, but since its infancy, when you needed to be invited to participate, I have accrued 44 boards and 990 pins.  Some of the pins are my own from this blog, but the majority of them are recipes, home decorating ideas, and DIY projects from other websites.

Since being temporarily unemployed until further notice, I’m trying to use this time to be productive around the house, spend time with my family and sort through all of my Pinterest boards.  So far this week, I have a PInterest DIY project and recipe to share.  I’ve learned through experience that sometimes Pinterest projects/recipes turn out awesome and other times, not so much.  So I’m here to share with you Pinterest in Real Life.  Tried and true Pinterest projects that have been a WIN for me.

My most recent Pinterest project is DIY scrapbook paper coasters.  I had a lot of scrapbook paper leftover from Madelyn’s birthday party that I wasn’t sure about what to do with.  So, when I came across this pin, I was very excited because now I had a use for that leftover scrapbook paper AND I really needed coasters.  I was getting really tired of watching people leave their condensing cups all over our hardwood ledge but yet not giving them another alternative.  It was driving me nuts!  So on one crazy Saturday night, I created our scrapbook paper coasters.

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I bought individual tile squares from Home Depot.  I took the leftover scrapbook paper and traced over the outline of the tile in pencil and cut it.  Then, I layered on the scrapbook paper to the tile with ModgePodge.  After I let the tiles dry for 1 day, I sprayed them each with clear finish, outside and them dry for a few hours.  After that I went to Target and bought felt circles to put on the bottom so that they wouldn’t scratch the surface that they were on.  And Voila! Unique scrapbook paper coasters.

I love them because they are unique, cheap and they function just perfectly.  And this project allowed me to use the scrapbook paper to its full potential.  I call that a WIN.  If you have any questions about the scrapbook paper coasters, just e-mail me.  But so far they are holding up just great!

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What has been your experience with Pins on Pinterest? Tell me about your most successful PIN so far! 

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