DIY Coasters make great gifts, and are a fun craft anytime. 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.
Quickly before we move on…Gorilla has LOTS of great adhesive products. This spray is just one. Check out some of the other fun projects we’ve tackled with different Gorilla items:
- Easy Snowy Tomato Cage Christmas Tree with Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive
- DIY Tile Repair with Gorilla Glue Mounting Tape
- Tackling the Spring Honey-Do List with Clear Gorilla Glue
Supplies Needed for Pom Pom Coasters:
- ceramic or porcelain 4×4 tile(s)
- glue (we used Gorilla Super Glue)
- pom poms (color of choice…and you’ll use more than you think!)
- felt (to create a soft backing to prevent scratching surfaces)
How To Make DIY Pom Pom Coasters:
1. Gather supplies
It always feels good to upcycle old items when we can, right? We happen to have lots of old tile lying around from home improvement projects. If you are in a similar situation, repurpose some! 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 (or often even a craft store) for pennies each.
2. Cover coaster with glue.
What’s super clutch about this kind of 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.
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.
3. Adhere pom poms to coaster.
Pack the pom poms in tightly when gluing. 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.
You’ll end up using more pom poms than you’ll probably think you need at first.
4. 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 😉.
Other pom pom and coaster projects to try:
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