I can't take any credit for these. I saw them a long long LONG time ago. I love using up retired paper. I mass produce these puppies by following these little steps:
- Quickly paint the edges of a cardboard square blank coaster - you can omit this step, but I like a pretty finished edge. I paint in a coordinating color.
- Once the paint is dry, adhere designer (scrapbook) paper to each side. You can use mod podge, glue stick or spray adhesive. You don't want bubbles.
- I quickly sand the edges to make sure the paper fits perfectly (did you know you could sand off the edges of the paper? It saves a lot of time!). I cut the paper in a square and then use the sanding method to get the corners perfectly rounded.
- Remove any paper crumbs if you sanded in Step 3.
- Coat the entire thing with mod podge. Use thumb tacks to keep the coaster elevated while drying.
- Flip and coat the other side with Mod Podge. You can also use a spray sealer if prefer.
- Use sticky strip to adhere the post-its to the coaster.
- Decorate binder clip with a snip of paper. Optional, add ribbon scrap tied on the clip.
Mod Podge takes a while to completely dry. It remains tacky. Don't try to crank these out the night before. You can omit sealing the DSP if you prefer.