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Mon, Oct 16, 2023

Mandala Mosaic Coasters

mandala round mosaic coasters

 

These mandala coasters aren't just pretty; they're also incredibly functional. Your friends will adore the tableware you've crafted. Plus, you can take your mosaic art to the next level by teaming up these coasters with our Mandala Mosaic Tray Kit for a coordinated look.

 

This project is perfect for beginners, making it a breeze to finish in just a few hours without the need for glass cutting. Just follow these four straightforward steps to create this beautiful mosaic. You'll be amazed by the results, and your friends will be too. Let your creativity shine! 😊

 

This project is sold as a kit; click here to purchase.

 

 

 

 

How to Make This Mosaic Coaster

 

What you'll need:

 

  • Coasters - 10 x 10 cm MDF Circles
  • Adhesive - A clear PVA adhesive like Sullivans PVA or Weldbond
  • A selection of Crystal Glass Shape Tiles - we have used the following:
    • Orange round crystal 23mm glass tiles
    • Small green pointed glass petals
    • Cobalt Blue Peacock Eye Glass Tiles
    • Red Pointed Glass Drops
    • Bright Aqua Small Crystal Glass Petals - 20x7mm
  • Grout - Black
  • Acrylic paint - Black
  • Grout clean up supplies & paintbrush

 

 


Instructions

 

1. Plan your Design

Lay your tiles on the coasters to work out the design you like best.

 


2. Laying the tiles

Your adhesive can be applied either directly to coasters themselves or painted individually onto the back of the tiles. The quickest method is to paint the adhesive onto the coaster base. Apply the adhesive to small sections at a time to avoid the adhesive drying out. Allow the adhesive to dry for 24 hours before applying the grout.



3. Grouting time

Wear gloves when grouting, as the grout will dry your hands out. Mix a small amount of powdered grout with water until it becomes a porridge-like consistency. Once mixed, place a small amount of grout onto your tiles and rub it into the gaps between them. Once you have covered the entire mosaic, scrape off the excess and let it dry.
Wait until the grout has started to dry (the grout will become dull) and carefully clear off the excess grout with a sponge. Leave it for 24 hours, then give it a final buff up to remove excess grout.

 

4. Paint the edges

To finish the coaster, you can paint the edges of the MDF.

 

 


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