Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY Coasters

How great is Pinterest??
I could spend hours on it and find all sorts of pictures and DIY projects to do, I save, save and save them all for later.
Well I finally decided to try out one of those saved project which were DIY Coasters to give as a welcome gift to a friend/cousin who is now my neighbor.


Need:
4x4 Tiles (Home Depot or Lowe's)
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Scissors
Tacky Glue
Adhesive shelf liner or Felt

Get your supplies together

 Trace your tiles on the scrapbook paper for the cut outs
 Cut the scrapbook paper squares out a bit smaller if you want to see the edge of tile

Apply a thin coat of Mod podge with the sponge brush on to your tile then center your scrapbook paper on top and press down to the mod podge. Do each tile one by one. Then put a thin layer of mod podge on top of the scrap paper and tile on each tile and let dry for 15-20 min. Repeat this process 5 or 6 times.

After the tiles have dried completely spray each tile with a clear sealer protector to seal in the mod podge so you can use your coasters sooner then later. Double coat it if you want more protection.

 While the tiles are drying cut out 4x4 shelf liner or felt for the back of each tile.

Put a thin layer of Tacky glue on the back of each tile.

Place the shelf liner on the back of the tile and press down to seal.. 
Let dry for 30 min or more until it is completely dry.

 and TaaDaa you got your self custom made Coasters.

Give it a try.

14 comments:

  1. They are so cute!
    I can't wait to have my own place and fill it with little DIY things like these!

    x

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  2. LOVE IT!! I too am soo in love with Pinterest! I get a lot of my DIY ideas from there too!!! This is fabulous and looks so easy to make!! What a nice gift for your friend!!!

    xoxo Denise :)

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  3. beautiful! Also craft warehouse or joanns has small ceramic tiles as well you can do whatever with! They are a little less bulky! I love this idea for cheap xmas gifts!

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  4. LOVE this idea! Totally stealing it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Libbie of http://mylovelysurroundings.com

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  5. cute, cute, cute, cute, C-U-T-E!!!!

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  6. Pinterest! My new obsession! So fun...this are wonderful, my friend is looking for homemade coasters and i believe she would love these! Thanks for the post!! So fun!! :D

    Kara :)

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  7. Super cute! Great Job jun!
    I'm gonna try those lace ones out!

    Pearl

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  8. i love these!! i really want to try it out!!

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  9. Gorgeous! Such a great idea.

    http://escapingthewindow.blogspot.com

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  10. wow, super cute, love it <3

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  11. i love this DIY. i've been looking for cute coasters and this is perfect and so easy. xx

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  12. These are a fantastic idea! I might just give them a try!

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