Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crafty Thursdays: Nancy Drew Coasters

For Crafty Thursday we are digging right in with these fabulous and fun Nancy Drew coasters. They are really easy to make and you can use the same technique with almost any type of paper - book pages, wrapping paper, kids drawings, etc. 

A big thanks to Pat and Janet who helped out again this week (& don't forget to check out the fabulous book cover pendants from last Thursday's post.)

Here are the materials you'll need:

1) Ceramic tiles. I got mine at Home Depot for 35c each. You may want to buy more than you need so you can experiment.

2) Pages from an old book or comic book. I used these illustrations from damaged Nancy Drew books.

3) Mod Podge - We used to call this Modge Podge when I was a kid. Did you? 

4) A sponge brush

5) Clear sealant spray

6) Felt - this is for the bottom of the coaster

Step One:
Decide how you want your picture to look by trying it out dry on the tile. You may want to cut several chapter headings or quotes and put them all over the tile. 

Step Two:
Cover the tile with Mod Podge and set the page on top of it. Arrange how you would like it. 

Step Three:
You can around the tile or rip the edges of the page depending on what you feel like. 

Step Four:
Let it dry a bit and apply more Modge Podge on top. I did a total of three coats to make sure it stayed water proof. 

Step Five:
Let dry over night. Once it's dry spray on sealant to protect the coaster and the page from moisture. 

And you are done!


  1. Great idea! Definitely want to try this one. Voracious reader of the Nancy Drew books. I still call it Modge Podge.

  2. Oh these are gorgeous! I love Mod Podge, but I've never tried to make coasters. I love Nancy Drew books. :)

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

  3. I would never have thought these were so easy to make, I even have the book pages I can use. And yes, I called it Modge Podge too.

  4. Wonderful giveaway. I read Nancy Drew and was captivated with the books. This introduced to me so many special authors. I read the entire Nancy Drew series. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Your post reawakened my nostalgia for Nancy Drew which I enjoyed greatly. At that time there was no YA and what books I found were at the library. Many thanks for this lovely post. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. This is so cool I can't keep up with all the crafts I want to try.

  7. Our winner is Brooke. Look for a note in your e-mail box. Congratulations!