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Monday, April 2, 2012

GET CRAFTY: SET OF 4 DIY TILE COASTERS FOR UNDER $1


Happy Monday, Lovelies!

Saw these DIY Tile Coasters on Pinterest, which were pinned from The Cottage Home, and decided I would try to make some of my own to go with my new decorating theme!

I have to say that I am loving how they turned out, and I was able to make a complete set of 4 coasters for only 80 cents using 16 cent tiles from Lowe's! Yay!

Tiles
I used the cheapest ones I could find at Lowe's, which were white ones for 16 cents each, but you can use any tiles you have or found at a home improvement store in your area.

Scrapbooking or Decorative Paper
I used ones found at Michael's, specifically the Recollections brand "Love Letter" scrapbook paper (item #219022), which was on sale for 6 sheets for $1 and you only need one sheet to make up to six tiles of one kind.

Paper Cutter or Scissors
To cut out the decorative paper you choose to use, which can be done with scissors, but for a perfect square cut, I prefer a paper cutter.

Mod Podge
I got the Plaid brand Mod Podge with Gloss Luster from Michael's and used their 40% off coupon.

Foam Paint Brush
I got mine from Michael's for about 50 cents, but can find these at any home improvement type store.

Felt Feet & Glue
Any type of feet for the bottom of the coasters to keep them from scraping the table surface will work, which you will glue and stick to the bottom. I used some that I found at Lowe's, but you can even just cut felt or cork and place it on the bottom too!

Place one tile on the scrapbook paper over the area you want to show on the top of the tile.

Trace outline of tile on the paper and cut it out with scissors. This part doesn't need to be perfect since you will be measuring exactly off the tile sized paper you just cut.

Cut your tile sized paper into an exact 4"x4" square using a ruler and paper cutter.

Repeat this so that you have 4 squares cut out, which can be of the same design and print or different sections of one design to make them similar, but different...totally up to you!

Poor some Mod Podge out, dip your foam brush into it and brush a thin, but even, layer of the Mod Podge over the entire surface of the tile.

Center one of your cut out paper squares onto the tile leaving a small boarder around the entire paper square and press down evenly. I recommend taking a credit card or something to run over the top of paper to make sure there are no bubbles and the entire paper has adhered to the surface evenly.

Brush another thin, but even, layer of the Mod Podge over the top of the paper square and entire surface of the tile. Repeat this step 3 separate times, letting each layer fully dry in between each coat.

Glue felt feet onto the bottom of the tile, some are pre-stick ones, which means you can skip the glue. Remember you can use felt or cork cut out and clued on the bottom too.

Ta-da! Your new coasters are now done and ready to display and use!


Aren't these super fun, and not to mention affordable?!? I think they would make such great, personalized gifts for friends or even as a hostess gift!
Let me know if you have tried this out or what print you plan to use if you make them yourself! I am loving all this DIY stuff, which I often say is a DUI, by mistake, when talking...hehe! ;)

Hope you have a great start to the week, and I'll be back again on Wednesday, per usual!


32 comments :

  1. thanks for the comment, hope you join the site in the future.

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    1. You are very welcome, Steven! I already follow your site, and love it! :)

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  2. Those are perfect for spring!! :)

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  3. You know me - I've had the tiles for several years - honest! Never made the coasters. Sigh.

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    1. I think you must make them now, Patricia! ;)

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  4. Oh Liesl, these turned out wonderful!! As I was reading your post I thought, what perfect summer bbq gifts! Am def going to try my hand at these.

    Hope you are doing amazingly, my friend.
    Sending BIG SMILES your way :)
    Diana

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  5. those are so cute!
    now following you hope you can too,
    hope to see you soonC:
    faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  6. thank you! You are so sweet!! and this post is very cool! Love it when people do their own things! Very creative. You should get a Twitter and we can follow each other better :D!

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  7. ahh these are so clever! I am so bad at DIY but you make it seem easy

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  8. I love this!! My mom's birthday literally JUST passed or I would have definitely made these for her!! Maybe Mother's Day since it is just around the corner!

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  9. this is such an amazing DIY!
    xxx

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  11. These are adorable! I need to put this on my Pinterest to save for a rainy day project.

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  12. These are amazing Liesl :) Nicely done! xo

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  13. oh my! those are amazing! seriously, they look like something you'd buy at tj maxx! you should totally pin those!! ;)

    http://mixedelanie.blogspot.com/

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  14. omg so what college are you going to for interior design? i think thats amazing! ive always loved creactivity but fashion has always been calling meC:' ,
    hope to see you on my blog soon, thanks for the amazing commentsC:
    faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  15. Liesl...you clever cookie..I Love it..and you know what..they would make awesome wedding favours ? ; ) x

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  16. What a great project!! I'm a new follower! Thank you for your comments!! Moving to NYC in May?! What part?? I live in New Haven but it's only 2 hours away.

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  17. you did a great job!!!! love it:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

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  18. What a simple and fun idea. I will definitely have to make these! xo

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  19. i made a set of these for myself a few months ago, and then made some more to give as Christmas gifts for friends :) everyone loved them! and, they were so easy to put together. pinterest is addicting, isn't it? i have SO many DIY projects saved on mine that i will never have the time to complete, but that doesn't stop me from trying!

    http://itslalalauren.blogspot.com/

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    1. Good for you, Lauren! LOVE that you did this, and yes, for gifts it is so perfect because you put time into them, you can personalize them and they are unique! I have so many DIY projects saved too! :)

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  20. These turned out so nicely! Thanks for the inspiring tutorial.

    Loulou

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  21. This is such a clever idea! I'm definitely going to bookmark this and try it out when I move. By the way, I just followed, totally forgot to do that earlier. :P
    xx, Kels

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  22. This is genius! Now I'll just have to find some Hello Kitty paper...

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)
    These would make such great gifts!

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