Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kioshi Coasters

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week - already! I don't know about you, but this week is moving quickly!

It has been humid here. We've had a few thunder storms and our monsoon season has definitely started. I suppose humidity is a relative term! You see, I live in Phoenix. It's dry here (the way I like it!) Humid to me is anything above 20% and we've had it up to 50%. Yuck! I feel bad for those of you that live in really humid states!

Anyway... where I'm going with this whole humidity thing is that I need coasters! Our water glasses have been sweating profusely (just like us!) and this is a big no-no for my wood furniture! So I decided to make my own coasters! I used some Kaisercraft wood coasters, a little acrylic paint, diamond glaze and some Basic Grey Kioshi papers. Check them out:

Kioshi Coasters by GenCraft (Floren)

I painted all the wood Spring Green with some Acrylic Paint. It actually took two coats. After it was dry, I put a thin coat of Diamond Glaze over the top of each coaster and applied my Kioshi papers. I punched the papers with a 3 1/2" punch - I thought it would look nice to have a border rather than having the papers go all the way to the edge of each coaster! After it was dry, I put a thin coat of Diamond Glaze on top and allowed it to dry. I put another coat of Diamond Glaze, let dry and then I did the same thing with the back of each coaster!

This project was super easy, but took forever! You have to let your Diamond Glaze dry completely or else your paper will bubble! I let each coat of glaze dry overnight. I started this project over the weekend and it's finally dry! Now I have some gorgeous home decor, as well as sturdy coasters that I can use to protect my wood furniture!

Well, what do you think? Have you made anything like this for your house? Let me know and you could win a Kaisercraft Round Coaster Pack!

Leave your comment by the end of the day tomorrow (11:59 pm, August 5). We'll have a random drawing and announce the winner on our blog on Friday! Good luck!!!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love home projects, and such a useful one. I tend to make more things that look nice or decorate only. I will have to work on useful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks like a great idea. I have been looking for some coasters that will match my living room area, and this will make that possible.

  3. Floren, what a clever idea! I've never seen those and am truly impressed! I did a canvas project with paper and modge podge last year, so can relate to the bubbling paper. Congrats to whomever wins this wonderful prize!

  4. I haven't made anything like this for me house but good grief am I needing some coasters...this is perfect! How cute and how cool to be able to customize it with something that fits your homes decor!
    Hope your kiddo's had a great first week of school!

  5. Luv this project. I have sandstone coasters but I think these would be an awesome gift idea!

  6. Floren! simply gorgeous. I love the papers and to have them as coasters is a brilliant idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. OMG!! those are fab and what a great way to incorporate colors and prints to match your home.. Wonderful Idea..