How To Easily Upcycle Holiday Cards Into Coasters and Trivets – Satsuma Designs

How To Easily Upcycle Holiday Cards Into Coasters and Trivets

How To Easily Upcycle Holiday Cards Into Coasters and Trivets

Does your holiday card pile stack up and have you wondering what to do? Me too! Here's how to easily upcycle your holiday cards into coasters and trivets.

I can’t bear to part with the beautiful cards full of friends and family’s faces and pretty holiday scenes.

And I don't have to when I make these fun and functional gifts or pieces for my own kitchen and living room.

Discover how to upcycle holiday cards into coasters and trivets for gift giving, entertaining and holiday cooking. Enjoy this easy craft to try with the kids too! #holiday #upcycle #holidaycards #recycle #familytime

This is a super upcycled project to use up old ceramic tiles from past DIY home projects too.

I have at least three boxes of beautiful tiles lurking in my garage that I've held onto for just this purpose...I suppose! Not sure my husband agrees.

See how I do it below or read the step-by-step tutorial as well.

More Holiday Upcycling Ideas

Here are some more holiday ideas to re-use materials.

Check out the holiday candle rings that you can make from evergreen branches from your yard or the park!

How To Recycle Holiday Cards

Easy Holiday Gift Wrap

Holiday Greenery Bobeches (Candle Rings)

 

 

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Discover how to upcycle holiday cards into coasters and trivets for gift giving, entertaining and holiday cooking. Enjoy this easy craft to try with the kids too! #holiday #upcycle #holidaycards #recycle #familytime

How To Easily Upcycle Holiday Cards Into Coasters and Trivets Video Tutorial

Follow along in my 10 minute video and see how easy it is to make these coasters and trivets to preserve happy holiday memories.

And five of the minutes below is just me yammering so feel free to fast-forward!

 

Upcycled Holiday Card Coasters and Trivets Materials

  • Holiday cards in pretty designs
  • Pencil to trace the tile(s) onto cards
  • Scissors to cut paper to size
  • Old tiles - square, rectangles, hexagons and any other shape you have on hand
  • Mod Podge or some other type of tacky craft glue
  • Spray shellac or other poly glue/spray to protect your paper card and glue from wet glasses 
  • Old small paint brush for glue and paint
  • Acrylic paint in coordinating color of holiday greeting cards
  • Scrap felt for bottom of tile in order to protect table tops
  • Glue gun and glue sticks to affix the felt to tile 
Discover how to upcycle holiday cards into coasters and trivets for gift giving, entertaining and holiday cooking. Enjoy this easy craft to try with the kids too! #holiday #upcycle #holidaycards #recycle #familytime

How To Easily Upcycle Holiday Cards Into Coasters and Trivets

To make your festive upcycled holiday card coasters and trivets start by setting up your work station.

Next, trace your tile onto the selected card and cut out the shape.

If you like, paint the side of your tile in a coordinating paint color and let this dry.

Thankfully, you can brush your Mod Podge or craft glue onto your tile while the paint dries.

Place your cut holiday card onto your tile.

Brush another layer of Mod Podge or craft glue onto your paper card and set aside to dry.

When your tile is completely dry, turn it over and glue small felt squares to each corner to protect any surface from a scratchy and rough tile.

Turn right side up and press down to secure the felt pieces.

Finally, in a VERY well ventilated space, preferably outdoors, spray or paint the top of your tile with a shellac to protect the surface from water that may weep from a glass with use.

Those are the very easy steps to making your own festive upcycled holiday card coasters and trivets.

I have an easy to follow video above to watch as you work as well.

I would love to see your work! Tag me @satsuma_designs on Insta to share.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Discover how to upcycle holiday cards into coasters and trivets for gift giving, entertaining and holiday cooking. Enjoy this easy craft to try with the kids too! #holiday #upcycle #holidaycards #recycle #familytime

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