DIY Music Sheet Coasters – Perfect for That Special Cup of Tea

 

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I have such a busy life. There seems to never be enough time to get everything done that I need to do. Sound familiar? With the endless tasks, also comes a need to take the occasional break, and what better way to do this than to relax with a soothing cup of tea?  These DIY Music Sheet Coasters are the perfect way to put me in just the right mood when I take a break for some much needed “me time.”These DIY Music Sheet Coasters have a lovely Farmhouse look to them. Each coaster has a different mood-setting word in silhouette on them. They are super easy to make and so relaxing to use. #TeaProudly #ad

Each one of the coasters is covered with sheet music.  I majored in music when I went to college, so I love any type of craft that has a music theme. Just seeing the music on the coasters makes me smile. What is even better is that each coaster has a pretty silhouette word that embodies some of the things that are important to me. Add in a warm cup of tea and you have a recipe for instant relaxation.Bigelow Benefits Tea

Bigelow has a new line of tea called Benefits. Each variety of tea is designed to support everyday wellness. Since we all know how important it is to fuel our body with good for you ingredients, these Bigelow teas are the perfect choice to go along with my good for you feeling tea coasters!  These are some of the new flavors:

These new teas add to Bigelow Tea’s line of over 130 specialty teas that have been designed with tea lovers in mind for over 70 years.  The teas are made to support clean eating and a healthy lifestyle, and have the most amazing flavors. All of the varieties are the perfect way to #TeaProudly!

Ready to make some DIY Music Sheet Coasters?

These DIY Music Sheet Coasters are very easy to make and need only a few supplies. Grab some old cork coasters, a page of sheet music (readily available all over Pinterest if you don’t have any,) some black vinyl stick on silhouette letters, Mod Podge (or other clear acrylic sealer,) some clear spray varnish and you are ready to go. I used 2 pieces of heavy scrapbook paper for my music sheets.  They gave a nice thick top to the coaster and were very easy to work with.Supplies for music sheet coasters

My cork coasters had a pretty good edge finish to them but, if you have older coasters that are frayed, you may need to sand the edges a bit to make them smooth. Using a pencil, trace around the outside of the coaster on the sheet music and then cut out the shapes. Try to position the shape so that the music lines are somewhat centered for best effect.Round music sheet shapes

The next step is to add Mod Podge to both the top of the coaster and the back of the music shapes. You will want a reasonable amount of it but not too much. Be sure to bring the sealer all the way to the edge of the coaster so the paper will stick well.Add Mod Podge to the coaster

Press down well, particularly around the edges and then use an old credit card to push out any excess sealer and trapped air bubbles. It will dry fairly quickly so this step is pretty fast.Remove air bubbles with a credit card

Once the sealer is dry and the sheet is well attached and smooth, add another layer of the Mod Podge to the top of the coaster.  Once again, it dries pretty quickly.Adding Mod Podge to the top of the sheet music

Time for our Relaxing Words!

Now comes the part that I like the best.  Think of words that mean a lot to you, and put you in a good mood. For me, the words were Calm, Love, Home, Enjoy, Sleep, and Joy, Funny how they go right along with the mood setting from the Bigelow Tea isn’t it? I used black script adhesive silhouette letters for my coasters. If you have a silhouette machine, you can make your own transparent letters.Add script stick on letters to the top of the coasters

Attach each word to the center of the coasters on an angle.  I had originally been meaning to make four coasters, but I liked them so much I found another two old wooden coasters that were a little smaller and covered them, too. I like the slight contrast of the top of the coasters as sort of “book ends” to the set.

Add another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the coasters and over the letters of your mood words. Also add a coat of the sealer to the edges of the coasters. Allow everything to dry thoroughly.Seal the letters and edges of the coasters.

Once the DIY Music Sheet Coasters are totally dry, apply two coats of clear spray varnish on them, making sure to allow them to dry completely between the coats.  This gives the coasters a finish that will withstand drips of the tea and other moisture and also gives them a nice semi gloss finish.Apply spray varnish to the coasters.

Time for a cup of tea!

I just love the farmhouse look of these DIY Music Sheet Coasters.They have a nostalgic look that goes with any sort of cottage chic home decor. It’s hard to know which coaster to choose first.  But I think that perhaps I need a cup of calm right now.Bigelow tea and DIY Music Sheet Coasters

Each coaster sets the tone for a different mood. I feel relaxed just looking at them!Cup of tea and music coasters

All you need to make these super Farmhouse tea coasters is about an hour of your time.  On your next shopping trip to your local Kroger store, head to the tea aisle to pick up your favorite variety of Bigelow Benefits Tea.  Perhaps one of their new flavors will end up as one of your relaxing words when you make these DIY Music Sheet Coasters. Bigelow Tea Store collageWhat words will you use to add to your coasters? For more ideas for using Bigelow Tea, be sure to visit them on Pinterest.Music Sheet Coasters

Print out the instructions here:

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DIY Music Sheet Coasters - Perfect for That Special Cup of Tea
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Cork Coasters
  • Sheet Music
  • Black Vinyl Adhesive Stickers
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Spray Enamel
  • Scissors, pencil and paint brush
Instructions
  1. Trace the coasters on to a piece of sheet music
  2. Using a paint brush, add Mod Podge to the top of the coasters and back of the sheet music shapes. Use a credit card to remove air bubbles and excess sealer. Allow to dry.
  3. Add another coat of Mod Podge to the top of the sheet music. Let it dry and then attach the letters to form the words you want on the coasters.
  4. Apply another layer of Mod Podge to the top and edges of the coasters. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  5. Apply two coats of spray varnish, letting it dry thoroughly between coats.
  6. Enjoy!
DIY Sheet Music Coasters

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  22 comments for “DIY Music Sheet Coasters – Perfect for That Special Cup of Tea

  1. 04/24/2017 at 1:20 pm

    Very neat! I love the music sheet design even without the lettering. Pinning this to my DIY board!

    • Carol
      04/24/2017 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Amy and thanks for pinning too! Carol

  2. 04/24/2017 at 2:01 pm

    I’m under the assumption a person could make any type of DIY Coasters, pertaining to whatever their hobby or passion in life is? This would be a great idea for some of my family members, who use coasters often! My mother-in-law has a love for family quotes, primitive decor, and our family. There are so many different idea that can be incorporated into making personalized coasters! Thank you for this wonderful idea!

    • Carol
      04/24/2017 at 2:05 pm

      What a nice comment. Yes, anything could be used as the top part. I was so in love with just the whole project! Carol

  3. 04/24/2017 at 3:29 pm

    I love this whole idea, the music sheets or something totally different like the other commenters mentioned. It’s such a lovely personalized gift or decor item to add to the home. This idea could be wonderful using passages from well-known books, too. Of course, don’t rip pages from your own, maybe buy them second hand! haha Well done, Carol. I absolutely love it. PS I’ve been drinking a ton of Balance tea from the Bigelow Benefits line. It’s so tasty! #client

    • Carol
      04/24/2017 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Courtney. It was such a fun project to do and I love the tea too! Carol

  4. Ali Rost
    04/24/2017 at 3:53 pm

    These are wonderful .. what a great idea to add an intention to my morning cup of tea ritual. I was a piano player for years .. so the musical notes are nostalgic for me. Tea .. who doesn’t love a good cup (my favorite is rose). And sweet words to remember are always welcome.

    • Carol
      04/24/2017 at 5:05 pm

      The whole thing had a really relaxing effect on me. Can’t remember when I did a project that I enjoyed as much as this one. Carol

  5. 04/24/2017 at 10:46 pm

    These turned out great. My mother in law is an amazing piano player and loves her music. I think we might make these for her for Mother’s day. thank you for the fun idea!

    • Carol
      04/24/2017 at 11:22 pm

      I bet she will love them! Carol

  6. 04/25/2017 at 8:25 am

    Awe, I love that the coasters have such meaningful words on them. I also like that maybe, just maybe, my grown son will use the coasters since they have something to do with his favorite hobby … music.

    • Carol
      04/25/2017 at 8:33 am

      Now there’s a thought. Perhaps your furniture will thank me! Carol

  7. 04/25/2017 at 12:44 pm

    I love those. What a great idea. I am not too crafty but I think I could manage making these

    • Carol
      04/25/2017 at 1:09 pm

      You could Erinn. They are super easy and quick to make. Carol

  8. 04/25/2017 at 3:46 pm

    These turned out fantastic! I am always looking for classy vintage DIYs, and this is perfect! Thanks for the great photos with it.

    • Carol
      04/25/2017 at 4:02 pm

      My pleasure Jennifer. Glad you liked the project! Carol

  9. 04/25/2017 at 6:25 pm

    Love these coasters! Very original! I also am a big tea drinker so enjoy hearing about all of these flavors.

    • Carol
      04/25/2017 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks Katie. Glad you like them!

  10. Tiara Wilson
    04/25/2017 at 6:40 pm

    How absolutely cute are those music coasters. I have never thought about making my own coasters until I saw this post. I am interested in seeing what I can DIY, because I’m so not crafty, haha. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Carol
      04/25/2017 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Tiara. This is the perfect project for someone who wants to start crafting. Carol

  11. m
    04/26/2017 at 2:08 pm

    Your sheet music coasters turned out beautifully! I have a few music lovers in my family that would absolutely love to receive these as a gift. It is something that is so simple, but could really mean something special to someone.

    • Carol
      04/26/2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks! They were such fun to make. Carol

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