I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the summer...Enough with this cold already! Here is something I did over the weekend that got me into the mood for those hot weather days to come. I want to show you how to make your own coasters and matching planters. This took no time to make and it was so fun to see it come together so beautifully (and quick)...I used Krylon Make it Stone textured spray paint to cover the plastic planter-this made it look like stone. (I've been using this stuff since my teens to cover almost everything in stone!) I used some mosaic tiles to make coasters and used the rest to adorn my pot! Visually it all ties in perfectly :) Perfect for those spring or summer brunches.
- Textured spray paint (Krylon Make it Stone!)
- Planter (any)
- Mosaic tiles 12x12 inch (about $8.00)
- Sharp knife or X-acto knife
- Hot glue gunHot Melt Trigger Glue Gun
- Felt fabric or cork
These 12x12 inch sheet of glass and stone tiles come in many beautiful colors.
If cut into 4x4 inch squares, you can make 9 coasters! How perfect... Trim all the excess white mesh with a scissor.
Trim your felt fabric 4x4 inches. Using your hot glue gun, cover the felt with glue. Try not to go too close to the edges.
I only made 6 coasters, so the rest of tiles were saved for my planter...Depending on the size and diameter of your planter, you may need more or less. I had a 4x12 inch piece left over but I cut a tiny strip off and wrapped it around the pot with the hot glue gun.
I suggest you cut your strip of tiles in a few parts to make it easier to wrap. Glob some glue on one area and secure, then glue the rest. Make sure your paint is dry first.
The mesh in between the tile pieces hardly shows.
You can tie raffia ribbon around the planter for a more finished Martha Stewart look (love her).