As I said earlier, I'm having problems getting some pictures off of an alternate camera I used yesterday. Unfortunately, that means that some of the photos for this tutorial won't be included. Hopefully, I'll be able to explain the directions for those steps without needing photos.
This Mixed-Media Coaster Ornament tutorial will show how to use a cheap, cardboard coaster to make this pretty layered ornament! Let's get started!!
Step 1: GATHER SUPPLIES
- Cardboard coaster
- White gesso or paint
- Various types of paper
- Beads and/or pearls
- Decoupage medium
Step 2: PREP COASTER
Paint a thick coat of white gesso or acrylic paint on the front of the coaster to cover the printed design.
You could also trace the coaster on to a piece of white cardstock, cut it out and glue it to the coaster instead of painting it.
Step 3: PREP "SCRAPS"
Tear paper into short strips.
Tear and fray similar size strips of fabric. For a good tutorial on tearing fabric scroll down towards the bottom of this Quill Cottage post.
Step 4: ADD LAYERS
Add Bass Layers
Decoupage "scraps" onto the coaster randomly, making sure to cover the entire coaster and wrapping the edges around the sides to the back..
Add a couple small pieces of cheesecloth (even though you can't see it in the picture above, it's there).
Using even more decoupage, attach some pieces of lace.
Add Top Decorations
Glue on various sized beads (I used glass pearls and freshwater pearls) and buttons.
Note: I glued my beads in flower patterns to go with the circle-shaped buttons.
Step 5: ADD BACKING
Trace the coaster onto a coordinating color piece of felt.
Cut out the circle, but cut a little bit inside the line so the felt will be slightly smaller than the coaster.
Glue on the back of the coaster.
I really love how this ornament turned out even though it is a bit "Grandma-ish"!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try your own version!!
Thanks for reading!! Until next time...