Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine Coasters

I am having soooo much fun making these coasters! They are sooo easy-peasy!!!!





Dixie Girl had left me a comment the other day asking how to make these. I had intended to take pics as I was making these, but got caught up and forgot. So, I'm going to include some step-by-step instructions on making MY version of these coasters.

1. I started with 4"x4" stone tiles that I purchased at Home Depot.

2. I picked out a background pattern of scrapbook paper and cut that with my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge into 3 3/4" squares.

3. I chose a solid color cardstock for the letters. In this case I chose white and used the Cricut to cut X's and O's in 2" in the Roly Poly style on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

4. I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge with a sponge brush on the entire front of the tile.

5. I applied the background paper and smoothed it down completely, then turned it upside down and left it on the table to dry (I turned it upside down so that the weight of the tile itself would ensure that the paper dried completely flat).

6. Once the tiles were completely dry, I applied another thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire front of the tile and place the X's and O's in the center of the tile, and then left them to dry completely.

7. Once everything was completely dry, I applied 2 more coats of Mod Podge to seal the tiles (make sure that you extend beyond the background paper and coat the entire tile with these 2 final coats!!!).

8. As a final step, I placed small round felt circles in the corners of the underside of each tile so that they won't scratch your tables (I found the felt cirlces at the Dollar Tree and Walmart).

That's it, I told you they were easy-peasy!!! These coasters are a gift for my sister-in-law, who LOVES Valentine's Day!!!

I'm linking up to Look What I Made Day at Creations by Kara.

4 comments:

  1. They are very cute! I love making tile coasters. That paper you chose for the background is sweet.

    Nancy

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  2. Those are so darn cute! Thanks for linking them up. :)

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