“When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween”
The Rock Paper Streamers lab has been extremely busy! This is one of the most spooktacular times of the year for us. With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been working like mad scientists to turn up the eerie factor in our homes. Inspired by Chemistry class from our school days, these coasters are a play on the periodic table of elements. We used individual elements to concoct Halloweeny words to raise our spirits for the season.
Don’t panic…it doesn’t get easier than this!
- Blank Ceramic Tiles (we used 4″ x 4″ tiles from Home Depot)
- Mod Podge (a decoupage medium, and all-in-one glue and sealer)
- Foam Brush
- Printouts of your design, sized to your tile (we used a fun font we found online and printed on white cardstock)
- Spray Sealant
Cut your designs out and set aside. We had an extra set of bone-chilling hands to help us out!
your Mod Podge, or a bite, or both!
Using the foam brush, apply a few thin layers of Mod Podge over the entire surface of the tile.
While the Mod Podge is still wet, center your cut design on the surface of the tile. Press gently all over the paper to remove air bubbles and avoid creases. Ensure the design is well adhered to the tile . Work quickly, so that the Mod Podge does not dry up.
Apply a few more layers of Mod Podge over the design, waiting for each layer to dry in between. We alternated our brush strokes between layers to get an even effect. Let the tiles dry overnight. Patience is a virtue.
Finish with a coating of spray sealant to protect the surface of the tile. Spray in a well ventilated area. Add peel-and-stick felt furniture protectors on the bottom of the tiles to avoid scratches on your tabletops.
Hocus Pocus, the coasters are ready! Make no bones about it, these coasters will cast a spell on all of your guests. Go ahead and craft at your own risk!!
You can use the periodic table elements to create words that will work with any theme. We’d love to see your versions of this project. Be sure to take photos and use #rockpaperstreamers.
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