Sea Glass Coasters
- Diamond Tech, 1 pkg. each: Tumbled Glass, Jennifer’s Mosaics 1/4” Gems
- White felt, 4”x4”, two
- Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaics: Mosaic Stone Cement, 2 lb. container; Square Coaster Molds, 4-1/4”
- Petroleum jelly
- Heavy-duty craft glue
newspaper (to cover work surface), mixing bowl and spoon, plastic knife, penny or craft knife
- Cover work area with newspaper. Use finger to apply thin layer of petroleum jelly inside each coaster mold. (Note: This helps when removing mold from coaster.)
- On newspaper, draw around perimeter of molds, creating coaster patterns. Arrange tumbled glass and glass gems on patterns, keeping glass at least 1/8” from edges.
- When satisfied with designs, follow manufacturer’s instructions to mix indoor cement in mixing bowl.
- Pour cement into coaster molds until almost full. Shake molds gently to dispense cement. Use plastic knife to smooth surface.
- Transfer tumbled glass and gems from patterns into coordinating position on coasters, pressing into cement to secure. Let dry for one hour; gently release from molds.
- Carefully scrape off excess cement on gems and glass using edge of penny or craft knife.
- Trace coasters on felt; cut out shapes just inside traced lines. Adhere felt onto bottom of coasters using glue. Let dry.
- Let coasters cure for 48 hours before using.
- 1. Embed seashells and other memorabilia from your family vacation into cement for a great souvenir.