Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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8 Paper & Tile Coasters

Another project I did a million years ago was making some coasters from tile, felt, and Mod Podge. I gave them out as gifts to my family last Chrismukkah (as in, December 2011) and they were a success. Plus, I kept a set for us and we've continued to use them... so, I figured I'd at least post pictures of the finished project!


Supplies
  • Tiles (Less than $0.40 at Lowe's!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Felt

Instructions

First, cut your scrapbook paper to be slightly smaller than your tiles. Then, attach it to the tile with your Mod Podge (I used the glossy kind). I applied a couple of coats of the MP to protect it so it could actually be used to handle drinks.

While you wait for your tiles to dry, you want to cut your felt to about the same size as the paper - just slightly smaller than the tile. After the tiles are dry, glue the felt squares to the back of the tile (the not-so-pretty, non-smooth side).


After that dries, you're done! The felt cutting doesn't have to be perfect - it's just to protect nice household surfaces from the rough back of the tile.


I just packaged these up into groups of four (blue for my sister, red for us, etc.), tied a ribbon around the ones I was giving as gifts, and then they were ready for gifting and use!





There you have it! An awesome gift you can make in a variety of colors for less than $2 for a set of 4 (assuming you only have to buy the tiles)!


I'll be linking up to some of my favorite link parties...

Mondays: C.R.A.F.T., Polly Want a Crafter, The DIY ShowOff, Craft-O-Maniac, Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, Mad in Crafts, Sew Can Do, Boogieboard Cottage, Keeping It Simple, Polish the Stars, Pinkapotamus, Singing Three Little Birds, Colours Dekor, DIY Home Sweet Home, Ask Anna, Home Savvy, Be Colorful, The Gunny Sack, Lines Across, The Southern Institute, Get Outta My Head, 3 Mango Seeds, You're Talking Too Much, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Destination: Craft, Cherished Bliss, 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, Sarahndipities, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Marvelously Messy, Between Naps on the Porch, Bringing Beauty, Ninth Street Notions, Southern Hospitality, Sew Chatty, Thrifty Decor Chick, Reinventing the Ordinary (Pet Party) 

Tuesdays: Embellishing Life, New Nostalgia, Hope Studios, Vintage Wanna Bee, Tip Junkie, Ladybug Blessings, Topsy Turvy, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Giggles Glitz & Glam, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Coastal Charm, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Not Just a Housewife, A Diamond in the Stuff, The Ivy Cottage, homework, Crayon Freckles, Crafty Confessions, Me and My Boys, The Kurtz Corner, Sugar Bee, Sweet Little Gals, Chef in Training, Raising 4 Princesses, A to Zebra Celebrations, Natural NestersToday's Creative Blog, Home Stories A to Z, DIY by Design, Tales of a Trophy WifeOur Delightful Home

Wednesdays: Creations By Kara, Seven Thirty Three, Sugar and Dots, Someday Crafts, Night Owl Crafting, Lil Luna, Sew Much Ado, We Are That FamilyA Little Tipsy, My Girlish WhimsPolka Dots on Parade, Passionately Artistic, Ginger Snap CraftsNot So Simple Housewife, Frugally Sustainable, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Faded Charm, let birds fly, The Sasse Life, Clean & Scentsible, Junk in their Trunk, Uncommon, Pincushion Creations, It's Just Called SpicySew Woodsy, Primp JunktionOrganize and Decorate EverythingSavvy Southern Style, A Beach Cottage, JAQS Studio, The DIY Dreamer

Thursdays: Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, A Glimpse Inside, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Gluesticks, Momnivore's Dilemma, Yesterday on Thursday & Katie's Nesting Spot, Beyond the Picket Fence, Making It With Allie, Rhinestone Beagle, Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom, Tales From Bloggeritaville, Christina's Adventures, Saved By Love Creations, Thrifty Decorating, Seven AliveThe 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, The Crafty Blog Stalker, Kissed by a Frog, Bear Rabbit Bear, Crafty Scrappy Happy, 52 Mantels, live. laugh. rowe., Delightful Order, The Train to Crazy, Mine for the Making, The Taylor House, Just a Little Creativity, Hating Martha, The Frugal Girls, No Minimalist Here, Artsy Corner

Fridays: Fingerprints on the Fridge, The Shabby Nest, Tatertots & Jello, Simply Sweet Home, 30 Handmade Days, WhipperBerryLovely Crafty Home, Catch As Catch Can, Nap Time Crafters, 504 Main, My Simple Home Life, Simply Designing, The Picket Fence, Chic on a Shoestring, The Hungry Hypo, French Country Cottage, Ladybird Lane, The Answer is Chocolate, Truly Lovely, Bubbly Nature Creations, Little Becky Homecky, Delicate Construction, Serenity Now, See Vanessa Craft, Happy Hour Projects, Making Lemonade, One Artsy Mama,  Mom 4 Real, So You Think You're Crafty, Finding Fabulous For Less, It's a Hodgepodge Life, Tidy Mom, Scissors & Spatulas, While He Was NappingRelease Me Creations, Craftionary, Five Days... Five WaysThe Creative Paige, Blissful Bucketlist

Saturdays: Tutus & Tea Parties, Here's to Handy Andy, Craft Envy, Funky Junk Interiors, Young & Crafty, Be Different Act Normal, To Sew With Love, Six Sisters' Stuff, Gingerbread, Lolly Jane, Homemaker in Heels, A Vision to Remember, Positively Splendid, Too Much Time, Crafty Moms Share, Polkadot Pretties, Candace Creations, Serenity You, Shaken Together

Sundays: I Heart Nap Time, Under the Table and Dreaming, LambAround, Flamingo Toes, Petite Hermine, Homemaker on a Dime, The Foley Fam, The SweetTalk Shop, Nifty Thrifty ThingsThe Tablescaper, My 1929 Charmer, It's Overflowing

Miscellaneous: The Girl Creative, Every Crafty Endeavor, My House of Giggles, My Lil Pumpkin PatchVintage Gwen

8 comments:

  1. Your paper tile coasters are really cute. Great idea!

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  2. I think the wood veneer one is my favorite. I love the project. They make great gifts.

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  3. These rock! They would make perfect gifts. Way to go! I'm a new follower to your blog. I just discovered it this morning and I'm in love!
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love giving tile coasters as gifts. I never thought about using felt a full piece of felt on the bottom, I have used felt dots. I will be stealing your idea and go to using a full piece of felt as I am sure that is cheaper. Do you glue it down with MP or hot glue?

    Love your color choices!
    Kim
    www.scrap-a-moment.blogspot.com

    P.S. I found you over at www.delicateconstruction.com

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  5. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  6. Wow! You did a very good job! Those coasters are wonderful. I am inspired to make it too. I know i don't have talent for artistry but, i think i can cut and paste well. :) Will definitely try this.- www.jrsalescorp.com

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  7. Super Super cute!!!! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  8. Hi Mel, I just saw your link on Katie's Nesting Spot link party and came over to check out your fun blog. I love these coasters! Super Cute! Thanks for sharing how to make them :-)

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

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