Friday, July 11, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer Coaster Tutorial


You're probably looking at the new Lilly Pulitzer 2014-2015 Agendas  but wonder what to do with the remaining months of the agenda that you currently have. As a teacher, I love to start the school year with a new agenda. It's like a new beginning. But my teacher personality also leads me to think of a hundred different ways to recycle my agenda pages that will not be used. In the past, I showed you how I framed the pages like art. Today I'm going to show you a great gift idea...Lilly Pulitzer Ceramic Coasters! 



This project is incredibly easy to do and is practically free to make, provided you have a few basic crafting supplies on hand.

I went to Home Depot and browsed the flooring aisle. I found these ceramic tiles for 16 cents each!


I also picked up felt circles at Home Depot for a few dollars. Other materials that I already had on hand were the agenda pages, foam brush, cutting tools, Mod Podge, and Krylon 6-Ounce Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray.


I traced a template on the agenda pages and cut out the squares using a paper cutter to ensure straight edges.


Here are 8 of my agenda pages, ready to be upcycled!


I prepared the ceramic tiles by putting a coat of Mod Podge on the tile, using the foam brush.


Next, I placed the Lilly Pulitzer paper squares on the ceramic tile while the Mod Podge was still sticky and wet.


Cover each coaster with 3 coats of Mod Podge, allowing it to fully dry in between applications.


When the coasters are dry, place 4 felt circles on each coaster to prevent scratches on tabletops. Although the felt circles I purchased were self adhesive, I used a bit of hot glue on each one to prevent them from coming loose.


It's a great gift and fabulous way to upcycle your old Lilly Pulitzer agenda!


3 comments:

Suzanne said...

Great idea, I always throw my agenda in our recycle bin :( I may need to craft something with all those fabulous printed pages this year! Thank you for sharing!

mars315 said...

Love them! When I apply those felt circles I always put a drop of Super Glue on first!

Kathie Truitt said...

I have had Lily day-planners for a few years now. When I was in Washington society I would write down my days activities and what I wearing to a particular event with the thought that one day my granddaughter would be interested in visualizing/reading about my adventures. Now that I'm in Texas and living a very care-free casual lifestyle I will still use the Lily day-planner but there will be a lot of empty pages with 'what I wore: cowboy boots'

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