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DIY Beach Themed Coasters

Like so many of you, I love mason jars and use them quite often in decorating. But I find that I use a ton of the Mason jars but never the lids. Does that happen to you? I literally had a bucket full of Mason jar lids. My daughter and a couple of friends are moving into their first apartment for their Senior Year of College. They are going with beach themed decor, so I decided to make coasters from the mason jar lids.
These are so easy to make with just a few supplies. Start with your mason jar lids, crushed shells or vase filler and small starfish or shells and E-6000 Adhesive. The final thing that you will need to finish the project is the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. You can find all of these items at the craft store.
First use the E-6000 to attach the mason jar lid together. Make sure you use enough of the E-6000 to really seal it. You want to make sure the Gloss doesn't leak out of the bottom. Then add the shells and starfish so it is just below the lid. Finally pour a nice, even layer of the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
It will come out a milky white but don't worry-it dries clear. If you see any bubbles after you pour it, make sure you use a toothpick to pop the air bubbles. Let it dry overnight and you are done!
It is perfectly clear and sealed making it waterproof and a nice addition to your coastal decor. These would be great to use outside on a porch or patio as well for Summer entertaining. All four of these cost under $10 to make!
Get the step by step as well as other thrifty craft ideas here http://ourcraftymom.com/diy-beach-themed-coasters-mason-jar-lids/. You may also like my beach themed mason jars and bottles here http://ourcraftymom.com/create-challenge-achieve-stained-glass-look/

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  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on May 16, 2017

    These are awesome!!

  • Tropicaldreams14
    on May 16, 2017

    Love these! What a wonderful inexpensive gift idea and the items that could be used as fillers are endless. How much glaze is needed, does it come in pint containers? Might add cork to bottoms.

    • Our Crafty Mom
      Our Crafty Mom Dayville, CT
      on Jun 8, 2017

      Hi. I used small 8 oz containers and gave each about 2 coats. For the 8 I made I used only about 4 oz. You could definitely add cork to the bottoms.

  • Linda @ Mixed Kreations
    Linda @ Mixed Kreations Joshua, TX
    on May 17, 2017

    Oh wow these are so Cute! ❤them!

  • CoastalBohemian
    CoastalBohemian Myrtle Beach, SC
    on May 17, 2017

    Excellent idea. I have that same bucket of mason jar lids.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 5, 2017

    These are super cute!

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