It was a rainy and cold afternoon here in Indiana, so I pulled out lots of crafts for this kids and then went downstairs to hide from them with this new Maya Roads Coaster Box. The box comes with 8 scolloped edge coasters that are hooked together with a little chain. I decided to select 16 of my favorite pictures from 2006 & keep this sweet little box for just for myself! Who knows, maybe I'll go grab a couple more and make them for Mother's Day gifts.
- Paint the edges of the box & all the coasters (both sides) with pink acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
- Measure and cut paper for the little box. I cut out a separate piece for each side and for the sides of the lid.
- Apply Modge Podge with a foam brush over the sides of the box & then add the paper. Apply another coat of Modge Podge. Set aside to dry and do the same thing on the lid.
- With Chocolate Chip ink, lightly apply ink to the edges of the coasters and the box. I like to use a stipple brush. Set aside to dry for a few minutes.
- Apply a light coat of Modge Podge over the box again. TIP: When using Modge Podge over dye ink use a light touch because the ink WILL SMEAR. If you are going for the distressed look, you should be OK, otherwise, you may want to test it first to see how badly it smears.
- Cut coordinating patterned paper squres and select pictures for your coasters (16 total).
- Add desired embellishments to the front of the box & a ribbon pull on the lid. TIP: I used an anywhere hole punch to make the holes on the lid then added the ribbon & tied a knot on the inside to make the ribbon pull.
- To assemble the coasters:
- Apply a light coat of Modge Podge to a coaster
- Add a patterned paper square
- Apply another coat of Modge Podge
- Add the picture
- Add another light coat of Modge Podge
- Set aside to dry overnight.
- TIP: Don't add too many embellishments to the coasters because then they won't fit into the little box!
Supplies Used: Box & Coasters: Maya Roads; Paper: Basic Grey Blush; Ribbon: Basic Grey; Chipboard Letter: Stampin' Up; Acrylic Paint: Making Memories; Stamps: Stampin' Up (letters) & Hero Arts (Months and #'s); Ink to distress the edges: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Die Cut: Cuttlebug Flower Die.