Makeful Challenge: Coasters from

Glittery Recycled Christmas Card Coasters

Do you detest glitter? If so, then this project is not for you.
But the holidays should be bright and sparkly, right?
This is a nice project to make use of the lovely holiday cards you get every year that might otherwise just get thrown away after you’re done admiring them.
CAUTION: These coasters are not recommended for use with hot beverages.


  • cork coasters
  • old christmas cards
  • mod podge
  • paint brush
  • glitter
  • scissors

How to make it

Step 1: Gather your materials.

Step 2: Cut your shape out of your cards.
I chose a circle to match the coaster shape but you can do any shape you'd like - just make sure it's going to fit on your coaster.

Step 3: Trace the outside of your shape with pencil lightly on the coaster.
I cut the circles smaller than coaster to leave a nice border for the glitter.

Step 4: Dab the Mod Podge on the edge of the coaster to your traced line.
I only did the top of the coaster and didn't continue on to the sides.

Step 5: Glitter-phobes beware - this is where is starts to get messy!
Sprinkle the glitter over the Mod Podge. Carefully pick up the coaster and gently tap it so that the glitter distributes evenly.

TIP: I highly recommend working over something like a paper plate so that the glitter is at least a little bit contained.

Step 6: Put Mod Podge on the back of your card cutout and stick it in place.
Then gently dab Mod Podge over the entire surface.

TIP: Put a little Mod Podge in a small container (think ketchup cups from takeout restaurants) so that glitter doesn't get into the main container.

Step 7: Let the Mod Podge dry completely.

TIP: If you are using different colours of glitter, use separate containers of Mod Podge and paint brushes to prevent cross-contamination.

Step 8: Tah-dah!

Step 9: VARIANT: You don't have to use Christmas cards. Here are some that I made using holographic paper instead.


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