{Lets Get Crafty} Ceramic Coasters

For how cool these things turned out, you really would have thought that I had a load of dough into them.  Thankfully, you’ll be happy to know that Lowes has 4×4 ceramic tiles at a lovely low price of 16¢ a piece!

This of course, was an idea that spawned via Pinterest.  The hubby had left to go hunting (What?  But deer season is over?  Oh my friends, phesant season has just begun…ugh) so I needed something to keep me busy that didn’t involve dishes or laundry.

I took a few minutes to look at the tutorial (Found here, by the awesome Two Girls Being Crafty) and then loaded up the kids for a trip to Lowes and Michaels.

Unbelievably I needed only two things, everything else I alr eady had.  (Because I am a craft hoarder, ask the hubby!)  Ceramic tiles and Mod Podge.  The Mod Podge was a bit on the spendy side, but now I have a big ol’ tub of the stuff and I can only imagine the trouble I’ll get into because of it!  The tiles on the other hand were unbelievably cheap.  CHEAP.  I bought 28 of them for less than $5.00.

Oh yeah, I wasn’t just making one set.  Oh no.  Why make just one set when you can make six?!  After all, I thought they would make amazing gifts.  I am even considering making a whole other batch of them so I can have them ready should I forget a Birthday or have a friend that needs a pick-me-up.  (Set of coasters, an adorable coffee mug and a City Brew gift card maybe?  Now I’m thinkin!)

So enjoy everyone!  I hope you can set aside an hour or two to give it a try.  You’ll have a goregous set of coasters to show for it, and you’ll feel way more productive than if you had just tackled that pile of laundry for the 52nd time this year.

Now lets get crafty!

{Ceramic Coasters}

All the goods you’ll need:

4×4 Ceramic Tiles (or any size you please really)
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Felt
Super Glue
Paper Plates
Scissors
Polyurethane Spray *OPTIONAL*

I would highly recommend that you use a paper cutter like the one shown in the picture above.  If not, you will spend much more time on this project than I did.  There is NO WAY I would have cut 4×4 squares of scrapbook paper by hand. 

First, you will need to cut all your scrapbook paper into 4×4 (or a hair less – if you would like a slim border around the edge)

Next, grab yourself a paper plate to set your tile on as you bust out the Mod Podge.  I grabbed another paper plate to squeeze out my Mod Podge on to so I had less of a mess in the end.

Next, take your foam brush and Mod Podge your scrapbook paper onto your ceramic tile.

You will want to give it about 15-20 minutes to dry and then repeat the same process again.

After the tiles have dried (they will still be a bit tacky if you’re impatient like I am), take your felt and cut them into about 1/2″x1/2″ squares.  I just cut strips about a 1/2″ wide and then took the scissors and cut them into what I thought looked like 1/2″ squares.  No reason to be picky about it, no one ever looks at the bottom of a coaster right?

(Now come back and sit down after you just went and looked at the bottom of your current coaster collection.)

🙂

Next, super glue those babies to the bottom.  I used a gel adhesive super glue (Krazy Glue in gel form).

Voila my friends! Now stack them babies and tie them up pretty with a ribbon and gift them to your friends and family.  I gave sets of these as Christmas gifts and everyone raved about them!

Oh yes, the optional Polyurethane.  The tutorial that I originally followed said to spray them with poly when you are finished.  I liked the finished look without it so I just bagged that part of the process.  I imagine that the poly does help with liquids being spilled though.

Cheers friends!

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