Friday, March 2, 2012

tile coasters

Hey! I want to share this easy project with you!  I wanted to make some new coasters for myself as the ones we have are very light and when you have a sweaty cup sitting on it, it sticks to the cup when you lift it up!  ANNOYING!!!   So this is what I came up with.

I bought some 4x4 white ceramic tiles from Rona for about $.40/pce.  I bought a kit of surface protectors [ cork, rubber and felt] to put under the tiles.  The "real" size of these tiles were more like 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", so I cut my paper into 4x4 pieces.  I used less then one  12x12 piece of paper for six coasters!

I used a matte medium by Ranger to adhere the paper to the tile in THIN coats of the glue so the paper doesn't pucker and get glue trapped underneath.  I then applied 2 more coats of the matte medium on top of the paper, drying between each coat.

To seal off the tiles I sprayed 2-3 coats of a matte moisture proof protector on top, following the directions on the can.  Then enjoy! Its as simple as that!  Let me know if you give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. That's an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing!!! :) hugs... Tracy