Coaster Craftiness

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It seems like everyone lately is obsessed with Pinterest, and that's where the inspiration came from for this little crafty project. I saw this cute drink coaster project from the blog Two Girls Being Crafty and decided to give it a whirl. Here are all the supplies I used:

I had found these tiles on clearance at Lowe's for only $0.11!! I looked at the regular glazed ceramic tiles but they were a little bigger than I wanted and the corners were really pointed. So I went with the rounded corner tiles. First thing I did was trace the tile onto the back of my scrapbook paper. I used the bottom of the tile since the top was rounded a little and I wanted the paper to sort of wrap over that ledge (if that makes sense). Using the bottom of the tile that was straight was easier to trace.

Once I was done cutting the paper, it was time to Mod Podge! This was my first time using Mod Podge and it was lots of fun. I feel like I'm going to be looking for all sorts of things to Podge! Anyway, I spread a layer of Mod Podge over the tile and then line the pre-cut scrapbook paper on top.

After I had all the tiles covered in paper, I started with the top coats of Mod Podge. I think in total I did three top coats and I had to pay special attention to the edges to make sure they were stuck down good. I let each coat dry for about 15-20 minutes before applying another layer. I should say that once I started putting the top coats on it looked like the paper was bubbling up, but as the Mod Podge dried the bubbles flattened out.

I let the Mod Podge dry for a few hours and then took the tiles outside to spray some glossy sealant. I sprayed two light coats over the top and sides of the tiles.

The last step was to add cork pads to the bottom of the tiles. I purchased the cork pads that already had adhesive on the bottom so I just stuck them on. We'll see how long that adhesive holds up and if they start falling off I'll hot glue them back on.

I love that the tiles say "Made in Italy" on the bottom. Now I can make up fancy stories about my "Italian" coasters...haha! I think they turned out really cute and I'm excited to start using them (I haven't yet because I've just been admiring their beauty). So that's the story of my first adventure in actually MAKING something that I pinned on Pinterest. And it was a success! Score!

What about you guys? Anyone been making any projects that were inspired by a Pinterest pin? Tell me about it in the comments!


  1. Coasters are nice! Now we have something to put the zero on that you cleared out to paint on the case.


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