This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Let’s make some DIY Music Sheet Coasters for a Cup of Tea! 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 gardening 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.”
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.
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Ready to make some DIY Music Sheet Coasters?
These DIY Music Sheet Coasters are very easy to make and need only a few supplies. I used these supplies:
- cork coasters
- black vinyl stick on silhouette letters
- Mod Podge (or other clear acrylic sealer,)
- clear spray varnish
- 2 pieces of heavy scrapbook paper with music notes. (They gave a nice thick top to the coaster and were very easy to work with.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each coaster sets the tone for a different mood. I feel relaxed just looking at them!
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. What words will you use to add to your coasters? For more ideas for using Bigelow Tea, be sure to visit them on Pinterest.
Print out the instructions here:
- 4 Cork Coasters
- Sheet Music
- Black Vinyl Adhesive Stickers
- Mod Podge
- Clear Spray Enamel
- Scissors, pencil and paint brush
- Trace the coasters on to a piece of sheet music
- 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.
- 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.
- Apply another layer of Mod Podge to the top and edges of the coasters. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Apply two coats of spray varnish, letting it dry thoroughly between coats.
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