Mod podge is such a versatile crafting component. I use it for so many various projects, but today I will be showing you a really fun way to use it that you will love! We are going to be making beautiful glass gem mod podge coasters! These coasters are so pretty and you can make them in a variety of colors as well. Let’s get started!
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What you will need for this project:
- Mod Podge
- Flat Glass Gem “Vase Fillers”
- Round Silicone Mold
- Small Beads(Optional)
First, you will need Mod Podge of course. I prefer the gloss style Mod Podge rather than the matte. It dries much more shiny and clear.
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Then, of course you will simply need glass gems or “vase fillers”. They come in a variety of colors and you can typically snag them for cheap at the Dollar Tree. If that’s not an option you can always get a nice bulk of them from Amazon like I do.
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Last but not least, you will need a round silicone mold. Many of you may already have something like this for baking purposes or resin projects.
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You also can optionally add small glass beads to fill in bare spots. It is up to you if you want to do that. Any beads will do. I used clear ones.
Pouring The Mod Podge
Shake up your Mod Podge to make sure it is mixed really well. This also helps to break up any strange chunks that form in your Mod Podge, especially if the bottle has been opened before.
Pour out a thick layer of Mod Podge into the bottom of your silicone mold. About 1/4 inch thick I would say. Take a paint brush and smear the Mod Podge nice and evenly around the silicone mold. You do not want any bare or thin spots.
Placing Your Glass Gems
Begin placing your glass gems into the Mod Podge very carefully. You want to arrange them around the outer edge first. Then, begin filling in the center. If you have gaps of any kind you can sprinkle small glass beads into them if you like.
Make sure that your glass gems are pressed into the Mod Podge well. Try not to scoot them around too much as it may compromise the coaster base.
Let Your Mod Podge Coasters Dry
This is about the hardest part of the entire project. Waiting! Mod Podge turns clear when it is dry so you will definitely know if your coaster is still wet. You may briefly run a heat gun or blow dryer over the top of your silicone mold to help along the process.
After doing this simply sit your silicone mold containing your coasters near a sunny window or dry and well lit area of your home. This will reduce the amount of time it takes for them to dry.
After a day or so check your coasters. The bottom of them may still be wet while the top has dried. If waiting longer does not help, carefully pull out the coasters and flip them. Let the wet side face up for another day or so.
Once Your Mod Podge Coaster Is Finished Drying…
You will notice how clear and shiny your coasters are immediately after pulling them from the mold. You now have fully functional set of Mod Podge coasters to use!
Trust me when I say people will ask about them. I often get asked if I made them and if so how I did it. People are usually shocked by how simple of a process it is and how unique they look.
Keep your secret or not, it is up to you!
I hope you enjoyed this little DIY
This project is so simple and fun! Let me know if you enjoy learning about easy DIY projects like this in the comments! Feel free to email your finished project pictures to [email protected] and I may just feature them on the website!
Stay safe, happy, and crafty!
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6 thoughts on “Beautiful Glass Gem Mod Podge Coasters DIY”
These are great and so easy to make, I’m definitely going to get my daughter all this stuff, she absolutely loves crafts, we call her Mrs maker!
This is the first time I’ve come across mod podge, it looks like great stuff!
Thank you for this, she’ll love it!
Mod Podge has so many great uses and this is just one of them. Your daughter will really love this craft I can assure you as it is so simple and makes something really beautiful as an end result. Thanks for stopping by to read! 🙂
How cool is this!
My wife and sister are crazy for DFY crafts, so I am going to share this right away with them!
Very original to make these coasters with the Mod Podge.
Is the first time I heard about this material. Seems to be like a vinylic glue.
Great one indeed!
Mod Podge is a great craft ingredient for sure! I am sure they will love this craft and I appreciate you taking the time to read this and share it with others! Please stop by in the future for more craft and diys! 🙂
Yes this is a perfectly simple craft to do and especially with kids. It is fun and easy and the hardest part of course is letting it dry. I hope you get a chance to do this one!
I am so pleased that I came across your article. This is something that I could work on together with my niece. She is only 12 and loves arts and crafts and being creative, and we could make these coasters for her Mum and Dad. Especially with the tough times we are living in and looking like will get tougher, we need to do things that will keep us positive and make people happy.
I will let you know how we get on with this and if we have any issues then I will get in touch with you, if that is OK?
Thank you for sharing and keep up the amazing work on your site.
All the best,