Hi crafters, today I’m writing about these pretty English Garden decoupage coasters I’ve made using Craft Consortium’s gorgeous English Garden paper pad. The designs are so pretty you just want to look at them all the time which is why they make lovely coasters! I used the same technique as for my Christmas coasters here.
First I chose 4 different designs from the paper pad and cut out a rough square of each just larger than a blank MDF coaster. You can buy coaster blanks ready made or cut them yourself from a large sheet of MDF. You may prefer to have a handy husband do this for you as I did…
The decoupage technique is very simple and you just need to smooth PVA glue over one side of the coaster with your fingers, making sure to go right to the edges, then press it down on to the back of the patterned paper. Cut around it with a craft knife and then sand the edges to help the paper integrate into the wood.
The final stage is to cover the coasters with three layers of gloss enamel, leaving the layers to dry for at least an hour in between. This gives a more hardwearing finish and means they are wipe-clean when you rest your drinks on them. I used Ronseal clear gloss enamel. Once dry your coasters are ready to use!