DIY Snowflake Coasters
January 3, 2013 | by

The holiday season may be at an end, but winter themed interior décor is still in season very classy. Bring the beauty of snowflakes to your tabletops this season with snowflake coasters. They are a functional and stylish craft with a winter flare. They can be made in many different ways, for different experience levels and costs. Here are some of CL’s favorite ways to make them:

This version of snowflake coasters is incredibly simple to make; it requires little material and looks professionally crafted when complete.

Craft Supplies:

  • Square tile
  • Wrapping paper (enough to cover a tile)
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Light duty felt circles
  • Mod Podge

Directions:

  • First, place the tile on top of the wrapping paper and trace around the part hat you want on top of your coaster.
  • Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on the tile. Make sure that it’s applied evenly.
  • Lay the wrapping paper on top of the tile and push any air bubbles out. You may want to use a ruler to flatten any air bubbles.
  • Paint another (thicker) layer of Mod Podge directly over the top of the wrapping paper. Allow it to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once dry, turn the tile over and apply light duty felt circles to all four corners of the tile to prevent sliding or damaging of a surface.
  • Apply a second coat of Mod Podge to the top of the tile.

DIY courtesy of FreeXmasCrafts Youtube Channel.

A second, more time consuming but very chic looking snowflake coaster is made out of flat metal washers. The coasters look very modern when completed. Dad’s tool chest gone girly makes for a great gift!

Craft Supplies:

  • Jewelry and Metal Glue
  • Quick Dry Tacky Glue
  • Pencil
  • Metallic spray paint in desired color
  • Assorted flat metal washers (3-4 different sizes make for a great visual variety)
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel
  • Craft foam sheet
  • Freezer paper: “grease proof paper” can be found at any superstore or grocery store. It looks just like butcher paper, except on one side it has a very thin plastic-y coating.

Directions:

  • Lay out freezer paper on work surface.
  • Arrange washers in a desired design on freezer paper. You may want to draw the shape you desire on the freezer paper as a template.
  • Use Jewelry & Metal Glue to adhere the touching edges of washers. Use paper towel to wipe off excess glue from the tops of the washers. Let dry completely.
  • Peel freezer paper from bottom of washers.
  • Spray paint final design with metallic spray paint. Let dry completely.
  • Using pencil, trace the shape of the washers on craft foam sheet.
  • Cut foam along the traced line. Use Quick Dry Tacky Glue to adhere foam piece to the bottom of the washers. Let dry.

DIY courtesy of Jennifer Davey for ilovetocreate.com.

Check out more CL DIYs for winter decorations to deck your spaces out for the chilly months.

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Lauren Davis is a senior at West Virginia University. She is a returning writing intern for CL. In her spare time she enjoys friends, magazines, and food. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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