Fall Leaf Coasters

 
 
Last week, I came across a project on Inner Child Fun that I immediately knew Little Crafter and I were going to need to try!  Valerie and her daughter made the most adorable  Fall Leaf Coasters using just a few simple supplies…including Mod Podge {which as you probably know has been the crafting material of choice here in the Artsy Family lately!}  We had everything on hand except for the tiles themselves, so after a quick trip to Home Depot, we were ready to whip up a few of our own.  Here they are:
 
MOD PODGED FALL LEAF COASTERS
 

All you need for this project is:

Square white tiles, available at your local home improvement store for a really affordable price…these bad boys were 16 cents a piece…

Tissue paper in assorted colors: we stuck with fall colors, but our inspiration included blues and pinks and other colors too…totally up to you and your little crafters.

Mod Podge: any formula will do, but we chose to use Sparkle.  After all, as LC and I always say, “Glitter makes everything better!”

The process is super-complicated.  Are you ready for this?  Cut out leaf shapes, attach them to the tiles using Mod Podge, and then give the whole thing a coat of Mod Podge once they’re dry.  Simple, but oh-so-adorable, aren’t they?!  And oh-so-doable for even the littlest of helpers, which is what I love best about them.  Well, that and the fact that the project cost me a total of 64 cents.

 
Don’t you think they’re the perfect compliment to a nice mug of hot cider or a pumpkin spice latte?  Me too.
 

I’m already thinking of the holiday possibilities…snowflakes?  Trees?  Snowmen?  A tissue paper nativity?  Hmm.  Maybe that one’s a bit ambitious.  Anyway, thanks to Inner Child Fun for the inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
 

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12 comments on Fall Leaf Coasters

  1. ramsaygrace
    October 4, 2012 at 4:33 AM (2 years ago)

    Another GREAT project! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    October 4, 2012 at 5:29 AM (2 years ago)

    Those are adorable! I haven’t used mod podge much, except for my pumpkin disaster. So I guess it’s water proof? Do you have to put any kind of sealer over it?

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  3. Jen @ frazzled 5
    October 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM (2 years ago)

    These turned out great. Will be pinning and making numerous sets for christmas gifts.

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  4. 4 You With Love
    October 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM (2 years ago)

    Amy, this project is great! It has inspired me! :)

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  5. Kadie
    October 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM (2 years ago)

    Great idea!! Easy and useful LOVE THAT!.:)

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  6. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
    October 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM (2 years ago)

    These are so cute! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back again next week!

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  7. Patricia Purcell
    October 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM (2 years ago)

    Very cute! We found a box of old white tiles in a closet when we moved into our house, so I could cut 16 cents off the cost right there. Sounds like a perfect project for the kids to make for presents for the relatives this year!

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  8. thethinkingcloset
    October 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the vibrant colors; I’m definitely wanting to make my own coasters and this version seems easy enough to try! So glad I found this at Happy Hour Projects.

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