DIY Coasters make great gifts, and are a fun craft anytime. And these DIY pom pom coasters are over the top adorable, and EASY to boot…
Pom Poms make life better. It’s a proven fact, more or less. Know what else makes life better? Coasters.
Not only does a coaster go hand in hand with your favorite beverage 🍹 (mine’s frozen, fruity & full of rum), but a simple little coaster can prevent us from ruining our own belongings. Like the gorgeous finish on that coffee table you painted yourself, or the sofa table that’s been in your family for generations. Or heck, even the cheapo end tables you swiped from a garage sale up the street.
Regardless, you can’t have too many pom poms, OR coasters in your life.
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So not only are we combining the awesomeness of DIY coasters and pom poms today, we’re going to put them together with the help of another layer, if you will, of awesome. Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle.
But wait, there’s more! (I’ve always wanted to have a reason to say that 😂). The folks at Gorilla Glue are making this pot even sweeter today…they are offering a lucky reader a $250 Home Depot gift card!! ENTER THE $250 GIVEAWAY BELOW:
Supplies Needed for DIY Coasters with Pom Poms:
- old spare 4×4 tile(s)…or if you don’t have any, buy a couple (they usually cost around 30-40 cents)
- Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle
- pom poms (any color you’d like)
- felt(any color you’d like)
- a drink (need a good recipe for one? Check out THIS post for kid-friendly options, or THIS post (adults only)
How to Assemble DIY Coasters with Pom Poms:
1.) Sort pom poms before you begin.
These DIY coasters will work best if pom poms of a similar size are utilized. I used two sizes from the pom poms I had on hand (the two smallest sizes I had available).
If you are using a large package of pom poms that come in various colors and sizes, I’d suggest sorting them out as far as sizes (and colors if you’re sticking to a particular color scheme) before opening the Gorilla Super Glue so that you can move relatively quickly once you’ve started glueing.
2.) Grab Your Gorilla Glue and Get Going!
All there is to do here is get that glue flowing!
Gather your tile. I have a TON of these old 4×4 almond/buff/nude 1990’s tiles hanging around our house, so that’s what I used for this project!
Always feels good to upcycle old items when we can, right? If you don’t have any extra tiles lying around though, no worries. You can pick some basic tiles up at any home improvement store for pennies each.
What’s super clutch about this kind of Gorilla Super Glue is that it has two ways to dispense: the brush OR precision tip nozzle. The reason I used this product for this project was because this dual dispensing feature allowed me to complete the whole project with just one product.
The brush tip is perfect for applying our pom poms!
Open the brush applicator, and paint on the glue. It’s thick, which is great. Stays put, but it’s thin enough that it spreads easily. Kind of similar to the consistency of nail polish. Same brush size, too. And it dries in under a minute.
Pack the pom poms in tightly when glueing. It will help to create a more even layer that your drink will rest on without tipping over. A coaster isn’t really a good one if it spills the drink, right? And don’t forget to add a layer of pom poms along the perimeter edges. This will hide the tile when the DIY coaster is completed.
3.) Glue felt backer on bottom of tile.
To prevent our DIY coaster from scratching the surface(s) it sits on, we’ll put a felt pad (just a circle cut from a sheet of felt) on the bottom.
The easiest way to do this step is to use the nozzle tip of our Gorilla Glue. The nozzle works great for applying to the felt as the brush would end up getting remnants of fabric on it.
That’s it! Your DIY coasters are complete!
And pretty cute, if I say do so myself 😉.
Until next time! Cheers!