Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY Coasters

A few weeks ago my sisters and I got together for a craft day - to make our own 'pinspired' coasters!  And you can to - it's super easy!!

What you need:
4 1/2 inch tiles
(My sister got a box of tiles from the "Re-Store" a  local second hand store for home building supplies.  She ended up spending about $0.09 a piece.)
craft paper
Mod Podge
disposable foam brush
felt with adhesive on the back

Start by cutting the craft paper to the desired size.  We cut ours 4 inches by 4 inches and had a nice boarder from the tile behind.

Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the tile using the foam brush - quickly attaching the cut paper.

At this time you will want to add any embellishments you like- you can see my little birds in the picture below.

As soon as the tile is cuter than cute - spread another thin layer of Mod Podge and let dry for about 15 mins.

Attach a 4 inch by 4 inch piece of felt on the back of each tile, this helps to protect your surfaces from scratches.

Spray all tiles with a waterproof sealer and let sit overnight.

These make great quick gifts for any occasion, because you can use whatever paper you like!  I actually made these for myself - gasp!  

Note to all crafters: it's okay to keep something for yourself every once in a while!

1 comment:

  1. These are so easy and cute! I made a ton for Christmas gifts last year :)