I’m guessing your city has some charm of its own and you can probably find post cards, note cards, a map or even a travel brochure. I recently saw a post on Mom’s Favorite Stuff in which she shows how she uses travel brochures for coasters. Seeing that post is what reminded me to do this post about my note card coasters.
- Mod Podge~ I used Classic Glossy
- Mod Podge Acrylic Spray Sealer
- Note Cards
- Cut Note Cards to fit the tile
- Cut felt into squares for backing to fit the tile
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the tile with sponge brush
- Place note card on tile and smooth it out. I used a putty spreader
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the note card and smooth out any bubbles
- Allow to dry
- Repeat with a second coat and allow it to dry
- Apply Mod Podge Spray Sealer
- Apply Mod Podge to the back of tile and attach felt square
*Note- The note cards I used were not large enough to cover the entire tile, so there is a border to them on the tiles. I wasn’t sure if this would cause any problems, but I’m happy to say it didn’t.
These are two of my favorites. One is St Michael’s Episcopal Church which is the oldest religious structure in Charleston. It was built in the 1750s. The one in the back is St Philip’s Episcopal. It was built in 1836. Both of these are featured on just about any walking tour or carriage tour in Charleston.
Many of the historic homes and plantations in Charleston are open for tours through one of several touring companies in town.
Using Mod Podge is the key to making these coasters functional. I use one of them every day and coffee spills can be washed away easily with a damp cloth. All of these have been used and I made them about three years ago and they still look great. Yay for Mod Podge!
Charleston is, in my opinion, the jewel of South Carolina, maybe even of the entire south. If you’ve never visited, you should! It’s a diverse city with many facets. There is some sort of festival taking place just about every month here in addition to all of the historic beauty the city offers. Restaurants here get rave reviews. From BBQ to Shrimp and Grits to Fine Dining with southern flair, you’ll find something you’ll love to eat here! Oh, and don’t forget the beaches!