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Monday, March 11, 2013

Tile Coasters

Looking for a quick, easy, but personalized project that you can do as a gift? Or maybe to help spruce up your own home?  Try making some tile coasters using your digital or traditional paper crafting supplies.

Today I am going to share a tutorial for making tile coasters. Now, I made these back in the Fall to give as a Christmas gift. So I'm using some holiday motifs on mine. You can use anything that you like. You could make a set for everyday use or a set for various holidays, or maybe themed for using when celebrating a birthday.  

You can pick up the tiles at any home improvement store. You might even have some lying around from a leftover home project. Stock up on a few and you can make several sets at once. The only hard part will be picking out which ones to give and which ones to keep!

Supplies you will need:
Decoupage adhesive
Decoupage sealer (optional)
Scrapbook paper (digital or traditional)
4"x4" Square Ceramic or Stone Tiles
Bristle paint brush
** If using digital scrapbook kit you'll also need:
Photo editing software
Inkjet paper 

I used Beacon Adhesive Fast Finish Decoupage and Decoupage Glass Sealer for this. You could also use Mod Podge or your favorite brand of decoupage medium.

1. Clean square tiles using a damp cloth. Allow to dry completely.
2. Select elements or paper to use.  If using digital scrapbook kit, resize them to fit on tile, if necessary, in photo editing software. Print.  
3. Cut out the elements, or trim the paper to fit on the tile. Cut the papers slightly smaller than the tile.

4. Using slightly damp bristle brush, apply a coat of decoupage medium to tile. 

5. While decoupage medium is still wet, adhere cut out element/paper to tile. Smooth over surface to remove any bubbles.
6. Apply thin coat of decoupage medium over top of element/paper on tile using bristle brush. Allow to dry.

7. Apply additional 2-3 coats of decoupage medium to tile and allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
8. Protect the work surface with a craft mat or waxed paper. Spray decoupaged tile with gloss sealer to seal. Hold bottle about 6 inches from tile and spray top coat. Allow to dry. (Optional)
9. Cut felt to fit the bottom of the tile. And adhere.  

10. Wrap them up in a pretty bow for gift giving.

Here are the supplies that I used: 
Digital Kit: "Penguin Pals Digital Kit Bundle" by Paper Garden Projects
Paper: Epson Premium Presentation Matte
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Decoupage Gloss Sealer, Fast Finish Decoupage Glue

The tiles were left over from a home improvement project that we did. If you have some, this is a great way to "upcycle" them.

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  1. Fabulous coasters and tutorial Cathy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. SO COOL!!!! Love 'em! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your fabulous project! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene :D

  3. Awesome project. Great tutorial, love the images.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. Great project and thanks for joining us for our first ever challenge.

    Don’t miss the Hobbycutz blog hop here - you can win prizes


  5. Wonderful project and great tutorial! TFS! This will make a great crafting project to do with my Grands this summer! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to your next visit!

  6. Very nice! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  7. Very nice coasters. They will make a wonderful gift. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Judy

  8. Great project and such a great idea. Thanks for playing this week at Come & Get It.
    Karal GDT

  9. Fabulous coasters Cathy and thank you for sharing them with us at Hobbycutz Challenge.
    Lorraine xx

  10. They're adorable. This DIY project is very nice. Fantastic gift ideas that can surely be of great use. Thank for sharing this. -http://www.jrsalescorp.com/


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