My goal, of course, is to come up with new products. And, hopefully, new products that don’t require me to fabricate
Every. Single. Part
Don’t get me wrong – power tools are awesome. I truly enjoy wood working, sanding and painting but sometimes a guy wants to do something a bit less…..involved.
Also, I’ve been wanting to make round coasters.
Actually, when I first started out I made round ones
So, after last week’s earth shattering reveal that my super clever super secret tool was water this week I ask you to bear with me as I proffer the amazing idea to use terra cotta plant saucers as coaster bases.
Pick your jaw up off the floor people ’cause it’s just gonna get crazier from here as I use Mod Podge and Envirotex!!!!!
(remember my goal is to come up with new ideas but not reinvent the wheel)
OK, so I’m not the first person to come up with this (and I haven’t Googled it for fear of confronting my lack of uniqueness) but it turned out to be fun, insanely easy and, I think filled with possibilities.
I grabbed some saucers from Micheals and some gloss white spray paint.(Note: I first did this with bases from Lowes but apparently those are much more porous. They sucked up paint like a vacuum. The ones from Michaels worked beautifully and cost the same).
After a good coating with the paint and some drying time I moved onto the graphics.
I figured everyone here is probably crazy super tired of me and dairy labels (I could hear you all muttering “yes, David, we get it. They’re cool. Buy a cow and move on with your life”) so I thought I’d go with something similar but different (it’s a theme!!)
I had purchased soda pop bottle top graphics from Digital Alice on Etsy a while ago (to use on the knob project) and thought they’d be fun as coasters.
After resizing the graphics I mod Podged them into place and when they were dry sealed them with another good coat of Mod Podge.Once dry I added some Envirotex and I had myself some fun, round coasters!I’m thinking I could use these graphics or make up a few of my own.
I was also contemplating ones that look like old postage marks.
Record labels would also work!
And, of course, they don’t have to be coasters. Maybe little dishes for keys and such.
Or since these come in all sizes maybe big dishes?
Lots of possibilities I think. And I didn’t have to sand anything!