Great tutorial on how to take lids from jars – like peanut butter, salsa, etc and re-purpose them to create coasters. They start by taking the lids and spray painting them. They apply felt pads to the bottom.
Then in the interior of the lid, they glue down pretty mosaic tiles. After they get their tiles set, they add in the steam punk goodies. Arranging them in layers, so they had the signature piece on top.
They use a two part resin to go over the pieces. There is a terrific video where they show how to mix the resin, since this really is the hardest part. Getting the resin to mix appropriately and completely, without bubbles. Their video will walk you through all the steps to getting the perfect resin mix!
Next they pour the resin over the pieces in the lid. You pop the big bubbles that form and they have a cool trick to release the little bubbles that form naturally.
The result is a beautiful resin coaster, ready to use. They are beautiful, funky and just plain fun. This is a great method to use, even if steam punk isn’t your thing. The craft stores have lots of jewels and trinkets that would work just as well and would complement and hobby or decor.