Did you catch the resin project I did a couple of weeks ago with a vintage side table? (you can see it here…) Well… I had some resin left over so decided to make some fun coasters with ceramic tiles and fabric.
I used two different fabrics as an experiment to see which worked better.
The first was a flannel buffalo check.
The second was a fun tea-time cotton from Spoonflower.
I started by measuring and cutting out a square that was an inch bigger than the tile on all sides.
For the ones I used a coat of Mod Podge, I also put two coats of it on top of the fabric as well to seal it. Sealing it before the resin step helps to protect the look and colour of the fabric.
If you don’t seal the fabric with Mod Podge before the resin, the resin will soak into the fabric and change the colour.
I definitely ended up preferring this method to the spray adhesive with no sealing. The colours were much truer and the look was overall nicer.
Next, it was time to pour the resin; follow the instructions on the box to mix and remove bubbles. I used an old cookie tray and some plastic cups to make sure the coasters were raised up. The resin will need to drip off of the sides in order to form a nice smooth top surface.
When the resin was mixed and ready, I poured it on carefully and used a straw to gently blow out any bubbles.
Every half hour or so I used a popsicle stick to wipe away any drips that had formed on the underside of each tile. If you miss any, they can easily be sanded away once the resin is fully cured.
To finish off the new coasters, I added four little “feet” on the bottom of the tile. A dab of hot glue in each corner did the trick.
Use your favourite fabric and resin to make fun coasters great for a warm cup of tea.
I was really, really happy with how well the tea time fabric turned out. The cotton stayed beautiful and crisp under the Mod Podge and Resin. The flannel fabric worked well with the Mod Podge as well, but not without.
Using bright, colourful patterns definitely works better for this project.
I love that there are so many options with this type of project! You could use photos, your favourite saying, or fabric to match your decor. The possibilities are really endless.
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