Saturday, December 31, 2011


Here is a simple tutorial of how to turn your leftover wallpaper into lovely little coasters.

Materials needed

Leftover wallpaper
White mural colour
Decoupage glue or craft glue to dilute with water at a 1:1 ratio.
Cardboard or thin cork board
Paper cutter
Waterproof acrylic sealer in a spray or paint can
Cut your cardboard into round with diameter about 9cm.

Paint a layer of mural colour.

Cut your wallpaper into square bigger than your cardboard.

Brush the cardboard with diluted craft glue.
Center your paper on the cardboard. Press the paper to the cardboard firmly,
beginning in the middle and working your way outwards, eliminating air bubbles.
Pay extra attention to the edges.These must adhere well, otherwise the paper will peel.
Allow this layer to dry, 10 to 15 minutes.

Apply a layer of carft glue to the top of the paper.
Allow this layer to dry 15 to 20 minutes.
Continue adding layers of craft glue until you are satisfied with the look. I used three.

Then repeat the process of sealing with waterproof acrylic sealer.
Wait until your coasters are thoroughly dry before applying another layer of sealer.I applied two layers.

Is done!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

~Tea time~