Today’s post is a definite rainy day project! Simple, beautiful, easily personalized- and you may already have most supplies at your house. These adorable tile coasters from The Cottage Home would be a great gift for just about anyone, or a quick way to spruce up your home or office. They would also be a fun take home for a party like a baby shower! You could also put picture hangers on the back of them and use them as wall art. The possibilities are endless!
One thing I noticed from the comments on the tutorial is quite a few people made them and noticed they were not heat-resistant right away. Once they are dry they should be ok for cold drinks, but wait about a month for them to cure before putting a hot mug on them. This does not worry me as I only have a huge glass of iced tea with me at all times. I can’t WAIT to make some of my own!
(Tutorial courtesy of The Cottage Home)
4 square tiles from your local hardware store (4.25″ x 4.25″)
4 pieces of scrapbook paper (or fabric) (3.75″ x 3.75″)
4 pieces of felt (or cork) (3.75″ x 3.75″)
Glue (i.e. Fabri-tac or other strong adhesive)
Clear acrylic sealer
1. Brush one coat of Mod Podge onto tile.
2. Place one piece of paper on center of tile. Allow to dry.
3. Brush on another coat of mod podge on top of paper. Allow to dry 15 minutes and repeat 2-3 more times.
4. After mod podge is dry, take tiles outside and spray with clear acrylic sealer. Follow manufacturers instructions. The sealer makes these tile coasters water-resistant.
5. Allow coasters to dry completely. Once dry, glue felt squares (or cork) to the bottom center of the tile.
What a wonderful idea! I’m adding it to my Handmade Hodgepodge Board.
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