We love Americana decor in our home which is why I chose to DIY a set of Americana Mason Jar Lid Coasters for this months Thrift Upcycle Challenge.
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Americana Mason Jar Lid Coasters
We love going to estate sales when we have a chance preferring to always go on the last day when everything is half price. Last summer I snagged a huge box full of Mason jars complete with rings and a few lids for only $8. They are now amongst my crafting supplies just waiting on a project, so you know there will be more to come. I used a few of the pint size jars in my Farmhouse Fall Candy Bar last year.
- 4 Wide Mouth Mason Jar rings
- 4 Wide Mouth Mason Jar lids
- DecoArt Navy Blue paint
- Spray paint sealer
- 5 Americana print napkins
- Cork coasters
- Mod Podge
- E 6000 glue
First I painted the rings and the top of the lids. No need to paint the side of the lid which will have the cork glued to it.
Next I trimmed the edge of the napkin to acquire the design I wanted on my Americana Mason Jar Lid coasters.
Then I painted on the Mod Podge in small amounts onto the outside of the ring and carefully pressed the napkin into place. Once it dried, I painted on a top coat to seal the napkin. Note that I cut slits along the edge so the napkin would lay down properly on the back side of the ring.
Now is when I applied the spray on sealer, outside. The lids and rings are not yet attached but I didn’t want the sealer on the cork. I sprayed the sealer on to the painted part of the lid and both the inside and outside of the ring which means the napkin is double sealed.
I realize the lids in the photo above are not painted as I forgot to photograph this step so I went back and took pics using an extra ring to demonstrate.
Then I dabbed some E6000 glue to the inside of the ring and placed the lid onto it.
While the glue was drying, I used a lid as the template to cut out my cork. I skipped the step of drawing a circle with a pencil and then cutting choosing instead to just hold the lid in place and go for it with my sharp tool. Lucky for me I did not cut myself.
Finally I dabbed some E6000 to the lid and gently placed the cork inside the ring. Now, I allowed this ample drying time and it’s all done!
We are ready for sipping some iced tea on our front porch this spring! Stay tuned because our front porch is about to get a big makeover and it’s going to be Americana decor which we just love. Our last update on the porch was a few years ago. It’s due and we are going all out!
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