These cool mosaic cocktail coasters are simple to make and loaded with style. Using clear resin instead of grout shows off the gorgeous blue and copper glass tiles.
What do you make the style maven who has everything? A sophisticated set of cocktail coasters that propose a toast each time someone raises their glass! Using clear resin instead of grout shows off the gorgeous blue and copper glass tiles. Add a cheeky twist and use metal letters to spell out toasts like Cheers and Bottoms Up. Skaal!
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How To Make Mosaic Cocktail Coasters
4 salsa jar lids, 3¼ inches diameter, ¾ inch deep
1 can bronze spray paint
Liquid Nails clear adhesive
Vitreous glass mini mosaic tiles, 3/8-inch size:
1/6 lb. bag indigo tiles (approximately 100 tiles)
1/6 lb. bag copper tiles (approximately 100 tiles)
Making Memories metal eyelet alphabet
Envirotex Lite Pour-On Finish (4 oz kit, includes resin and hardener)
2 flat-sided paper cups (8 oz size)
2 popsicle sticks
12 adhesive-backed felt pads (½ inch size)
1. Spray paint the lids bronze on all sides. When dry, stick three felt pads to the bottom of each jar lid.
2. Spell out a toast like CHEERS in the bottom of one lid. Arrange about 35 indigo tiles around the word. Using the Liquid Nails, glue each letter and tile in place. Repeat to create four different coasters, two in indigo and two in copper. We used the words CHEERS, BOTTOMS UP, SALUD, and SKAAL.
3. Pour the entire contents of the Envirotex resin and hardener into one paper cup and mix vigorously for one minute with a popsicle stick (refer to the directions included in the package for more details). Then pour the mix into the other cup and stir with a fresh popsicle stick.
Here’s a video we made showing how to mix two-part resin:
Once you have the resin mixed, be ready to pour!
4. Pour the mixture over each coaster working quickly to spread the resin evenly over the tiles. Tip each lid lightly to evenly distribute the resin to the edge. Let dry in a dust-free area on a level surface for at least 48 hours.
Tiny Bubbles: Five minutes after pouring the resin, exhale gently over the surface to release any bubbles.
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