Introduction: Single Cover Coasters

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Get ready to make musical mayhem with coasters inspired by covers of your favorite singles (songs)!

Step 1: Grab Your Materials

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To make these colorful coasters, you will need...

  • 4 x 4 inch ceramic tiles
  • images of single covers (you can also buy singles from the flea market)
  • Gloss Mod Podge
  • sponge brush
  • scissors
  • stick on felt circles (not shown)

    Step 2: Prep Images

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    You can do this first step in one of 2 ways.

    1. Google an image of a single cover
    2. Buy a single cover and scan it to your computer

    I Googled my image on my computer (In this case: My Sharona by The Knack)

    Either way, once you've done that, enlarge the image on your computer so that it's similar to or slightly smaller than your ceramic tiles. Then, print out your images. It's easier for you to use a laser printer. Or if you have an inkjet printer, make a single copy of your image to prevent the ink from smearing.

    Step 3: Cut and Paste

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    Once you've printed out your images, you're going to cut them out and paste them onto your ceramic tile with Mod Podge. Apply just enough Mod Podge on top to prevent wrinkling. Place the image on top, and add another layer of Mod Podge to seal. Let dry.

    Step 4: Add Felt Circles

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    Finally, attach stick on felt circles on all four corners of your tile, and you're done!

    Step 5: Ready to Use

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    Now, you're ready to serve up some musical fashion with these cool coasters!

    What I chose for my single cover coasters are:

    • NO by Meghan Trainor
    • The Reflex by Duran Duran
    • Toxic by Britney Spears
    • My Sharona by The Knack

    Comments

    strangemodegirl (author)2016-06-27

    I love making these! The idea of doing them with single covers is great!

    Another good alternative for the pictures you use, I have had great luck using images printed on glossy photo paper. As long as you wait for them to dry before using them, the colors don't run and they don't tear as easily. Oh, and ModPodge makes a great kit that has a brayer and small squeegee thing to eliminate air bubbles. :)

    And now I think my next batch will be some 45 covers!

    nancyCpants (author)2016-06-26

    how do you keep the condensation from messing up the fixative?

    I make these often and I spray a top coat sealer once they are fully dry. ModPodge makes one that is pretty decent, or take a look at your local craft shop and see what they have.

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