Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pinterest Project

This weekend I decided to put Pinterest to good use. I chose a project from my To Do List board.

I've seen the tile coasters all over Pinterest and blogland and I love them. I sent Michael to Lowes to buy the tiles. Then Ireland and I spent part of the day Saturday working on these.

I used a mix of materials for mine. Ireland used thick scrapbook paper for her coasters, the blue and red multi-flowery ones. I used a Puffs tissue box. I couldn't find the right pattern in the box of scrapbook paper so I decided to look around the house to see what I could find. 

Most of the tutorials online use thin paper, but I really like the design of the Puffs box.

I really love the orange coaster with the cloud. It's an American Spirit cigarette ad found in a magazine. can use anything. 

So this tutorial is to describe my experience with thicker materials and materials found around the house...anything other than scrapbook paper.


4 inch ceramic tiles (16 cents each)
Mod Podge (gloss)
sponge brushes
any paper material 
spray to seal (I haven't sprayed mine yet) Michael told me he already has something I can use.

When using thicker paper use a thicker base coat of Mod Podge. You won't have to worry about bubbles. If you put a light coat of Mod Podge on the tile, it won't hold thicker paper. 

Cut your paper to the desired size. I used a paper cutter that had measurements...I cut my squares to measure about 3.75 inches so it wouldn't completely cover the tile. I wanted to leave the edges to create a border.

Place the paper on the tile and press in place for a few seconds. Make sure the edges are down...thicker paper tends to come up around the edges.

I then put a thin layer of Mod Podge on top and waited about 15 minutes for it to dry. I put a total of 5 thin coats on. Use straight strokes from top edge to bottom of the tile. These brush strokes can be seen after drying so make sure you don't glob the Mod Podge.

This striped coaster is going to be a set for Michael's sister. I don't think she reads this maybe she'll be surprised.

I know the photo quality is not the best...sorry about that. All of the photos were taken with my phone. I couldn't find my Nikon charger. 

This is a really fast and easy project. It's neat to re-purpose all kinds of things found around the house.

Today I'm weaving ends on my ripple and patchwork blankets. 

I hope you all have a great week:)


  1. These are so great! My niece made me a set for Christmas last year and I use them all the time. Yours turned out super! Very clever use of a tissue box.

  2. You are so awesome...I love this new project. And the blanket is loking fantastic, ends and all.
    have a great week,

  3. These came out beautifully! Great choice of patterns.

  4. I've pinned this same glad to read about how it worked for you. I still really want to give it a try. I saw it done with Santa themed cocktail napkins and fell in cute. Thanks for telling us about it! Yours turned out great!

  5. They look fab, I've been wanting to make coasters for a while but couldn't get a hold of the right materials. Gonna have to have ago with the chevron pattern too!