Make Colorful Coasters with Spare Buttons and Beads

I received some good comments from folks excited to try my Button Art on a Canvas tutorial. And I do have to say that making it was super fun. So, another idea with the same technique popped into my head not long ago.


Why not do the same bead and button mosaic collage thing, but put resin over it? Sounds like a good idea, right?


So that is what I have done. And I will show you the step-by-step photos of how.



Make button and bead collage coasters




Supplies for a button and bead collage resin coaster


Step 1

Cover the bottom of your jar lid (I bought mine on Amazon) with gel glue. The clear gel glue takes a lot longer to dry so you will have time to move things around if you need it.


Diy coaster craft



Step 2

Start adding buttons in your lid.

DIY craft that uses your buttons


Use various sizes of buttons to fill in spaces, but leave some room between them for the beads.


DIY using spare buttons to make coasters


Step 3

Grab your seed beads and sprinkle several of them into your lid.


DIY using your seedbeds to make coasters



Step 4

Use a toothpick, or anything like that, to move the beads around and into the spaces between the buttons instead of on them.


DIY - how to create a button and bead coaster


Fill up all the spaces between the buttons with the seed beads you have.


DIY with buttons and beads



Step 5

The last thing to add, if you have them, is micro beads. Micro-beads are tiny little colored balls that will fit in any space remaining. Just sprinkle them on. If you don't have any, your coaster will still turn out cool.


DIY - craft using micro-beads for a resin coaster


Let everything dry.

DIY button bead collage for a coaster



Step 6

Mix some resin up as per directions on the bottle - tho its usually always half resin and half hardener. You then stir it for two minutes and let it settle for a couple minutes.


Once that is done, pour the resin into your lid,


DIY using resin to make coasters



I filled mine so that the resin was about 1/4 inch over the buttons.


DIY coasters with resin


Step 7

As you can see in the photo above, there are some bubbles along the side. More bubbles surfaced as it filled up the little spaces within the buttons.


Pop the bubbles by using a toothpick or anything pointy. You can also take a heavy breath on to them. You want hot breath verses blowing.


Popping resin bubbles in diy coasters


Let your button coasters cure.



And now check out mine!


DIY resin and button coasters

As I’ve mentioned before I love lots of bright color, so I made a rainbow set of coasters. What do you think?


How to make DIY button and resin coasters



They’re even stackable!


DIY stacking coasters



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DIY button and bead collage coasters.
DIY coasters out of your buttons and beads


Make coasters out of your button and beads.

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