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!