Gingerbread House Made From Scratch Coaster | Another Coaster Friday

Look what I did with construction paper! I made a gingerbread house from scratch and turned it into a paper and resin coaster! It’s a great Christmas craft idea to go with your home decor! Get the kids involved to add their artistic flair!


Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it!


1.  I cut a rectangle and a triangle out of brown construction paper.

2.  I brushed Mod Podge on one side of the construction paper and then put them on a fresh surface to dry.  Otherwise, you will get it stuck to whatever surface you applied the Mod Podge.

3.  Once it dried, I applied Mod Podge onto the backside.  The paper will curl after the first coat, that is why you need to apply it to both sides.

I did three to four times on each side.

4.  Once dry, I brushed a thin line of Mod Podge onto the top edge of the rectangle and glued on the triangle (roof).

5.  Then I used white paint to decorate it.

6.  I put the dried gingerbread house on a silicone mat.  You can also put it on parchment paper, just make sure it is laying flat.  I mixed one ounce of resin and poured it over the gingerbread house.

7.  I spread it around with my stir stick, to make sure it reached the edges.  Then, I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  I let it cure for at least 12 hours.

8.  Once cured, I carefully peeled it off the silicone.  I had some jagged edges.  I used my scissors to easily trim them off.

9.  I cut a piece of cork, larger than the size of the coaster.

10.  I added glue to the edges, so it will last long term.

 11.  I removed the paper backing and then stuck the gingerbread house to it.

12.  I flipped it over and rubbed it down really good.

13.  I used my scissors to trim off the excess.  TIP:  The resin may not have full cured yet, so the resin may still be bendy.  The cork I have is on a roll, so it I wanted to make sure the cork didn’t bend the coaster.  I put it under a book to make sure it laid flat until if cured a little further or the cork wanted to stay flat.  

That’s it!  It’s supposed to have a folk art type of look and be a gingerbread house.  It’s neutral enough to go with any home decor!

Thank you for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™

Stay safe and Happy Holidays!


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