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Doesn’t it look so pretty in that fridge, off I went to the website and those suckers were $25 plus shipping!
I thought there has got to be an easier way. Enter my favorite store Target (pronounced tarrrrjay of course lol)
I bought some plastic (polypropylene) placements, they are extremely durable and smooth so they are easy to wipe clean.
Without further adieu, here is the step by step process for DIY fridge coasters:
Place the glass/plastic shelf on top of your mat and trace the outline. For shelves where the plastic is not removable, simple place the mat on top of the shelf and trace the outline of the glass/plastic.
It’s easier to line up the shelf and mat on two sides so you only have to trace the other two sides.
Next you cut out what you traced
See you only had to cut two of the sides
I just used clear tape to stick the mat to the shelf. I simple folded it over to achieve stickiness on both sides (double sided tape just didn’t stick as well for some reason)
Place the tape on all four corners and in the middle. Its kind of hard to see because its clear tape but if you squint your eyes and turn your head to the side you can definitely see it LOL
Now all you do is stick it to the front of your shelf and voila!
There is a little space at the back that is uncovered but its hardly noticeable with food in the fridge (this same space is there with the store bought coasters as well)
I think it looks so pretty when I open the fridge now 🙂
I hope you give this a try, it takes all of 2 mins per coaster to make and less that $2 each as well!
Yes I love how beautiful it looks but I also like how practical they are, now when I clean the fridge I don’t have to take out the shelves I just take off the mats and hose them down and put them back in. Spills are just easy clean ups now. I do hope you try this easy DIY fridge coasters project.