Vintage Blue & Gold Coasters

In keeping with January being National Organization Month I took time last week to finish a simple project I’d been putting off for WAY too long.

Since my sweet Grandad died last spring our family has been going through his belongings and finding hidden treasure. Grandad processed microfilm most of his life and even had the opportunity to work for Nasa during the Apollo missions. He acquired lots of great memorabilia not these least of which are these gold and blue coasters that found a new home at my house.

When I got them the tops were mostly in good shape, nothing a little scrub down wouldn’t fix but the felt backing had almost completely disintegrated.

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I carefully measured the circumference and cut black circles out of cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

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I then glued each circle to the back of each coaster and sealed it with a coat of Modge Podge.

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And then they sat. . . in my craft room . . . for probably 3 months or so. . . . I just got so consumed with holiday decorations and plans that I couldn’t make time to finish them!

Finally last week when I pulled them back out and cut out the felt backing that they needed to be ‘finished’.

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I again turned to my friend Modge Podge to attached each felt circle.TFP Coasters 14

After sitting over night to let the glue dry I trimmed any overhanging felt and called it a day.

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Now we get to use these beauties everyday.

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What projects are on your to-finish list this weekend?

What do you think?