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Decoupage MDF coasters

Hello Crafters,

This is Khyati here and today I want to share with you details on my first try with Decoupage. Before getting in to, did you check out the latest Craftangles release of Decoupage papers, let me tell you mind blowing is the word for it.. So do check it out 🙂

Well here is a sneak peak of my project –


Detailed steps and how I did it is as below –

Some of the items you will need for the project are –


I had some MDF coasters in stash, what I did was I primed them with some Gesso. Once it was dry, i applied a very thin layer of Modpodge (you can also try with fevicol, I still have to try it. Will be doing it soon)

Once I laid the layer of paper and then pressed it flatly to the MDF coaster. Then I cut it as close to the edge as possible. See the below pic –


I let that dry for 20 – 30 mins. What I did later was sanded the sides of the paper with fine grain sanding paper (180 no) which you easily get in your local hardware store. Once I sanded the edge I distressed it with some Memento Dye ink (You can use any dye ink. I tried to avoid water soluble ink as I dint want the ink to spread once I applied varnish.)


When it was completely dry, make sure that paper is properly adhered to MDF. Once done, you can add another coat of Modpodge. I did not add it as I added multiple coats of varnish. I have used varnish from Asian paints seen as below –


Varnish takes quiet sometime to dry. I generally kept an interval of a day before I applied another coat of vanish. Here is the final look of the tea coasters –


Some closeups –




I did not want the back side of the tea coaster to be blank. So at the back I added a complementing paper. This time I used a grungy masculine decoupage paper from Craftangles by CraftAdda. I have used I travel the world decoupage paper pack which is very colorful and grungy. Here are the images of the same –


And the detailed images of the coasters –



Hope I inspired you to try something new, I definitely learned something new.

Decoupage papers used –

CrafTangles Enchanted Blooms Decoupage Paper

CrafTangles I Travel the World Decoupage Paper

Until Later,



Khyati Kothari

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