When I saw that this week’s theme at The CSI Project was the Pantone color of the year, called Honeysuckle, I imagined a nice orangey-yellow shade. So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that according to Pantone, Honeysuckle is actually pink!
I’m not really much of a pink person. I dug through my stash of craft supplies looking for anything in the right color. Among my random bits of fabric and related whatnots, I came across some yardage of lace in the perfect shade. Bingo! I also have a whole stack of little round mirrors (the kind they sell to put under pillar candles) that I used as part of my wedding reception centerpieces. I decided to combine the two items and make beautiful lace coasters!
- Lace yardage
- Round mirrors
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Two-part polymer resin
Start with a set of four mirrors. These are 5-inch round candle holder mirrors that I got at Dollar Tree.
Cut a piece of lace that is large enough to cover the entire surface of each mirror.
Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge across the surface of each mirror.
Carefully place the lace on top of the mirror, then brush another thin layer of Mod Podge over the lace to seal it to the mirror.
When the Mod Podge is dry, use scissors to trim the excess lace from the edges.
Mix up a batch of polymer resin according to the package instructions and pour it over the surface of the mirrors. (To eliminate mess, I placed my mirrors on metal cooling racks in a shallow cardboard box.)
Allow the polymer resin to cure in warm, dry, dust-free environment for 24 hours. If desired, you can use fleece or felt to cover the back sides of the coasters. (I used part of a fleece scarf from the dollar store.)
The finished coasters are both beautiful and practical!
To see more of my craft tutorials, check out my tutorials page. For more Pantone Honeysuckle projects, stop by The CSI Project!
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