It took 26 years (well, okay, almost 27) to actually enjoy crafting. When I was a kid, the closest I got was covering my hand in glue, letting it dry and then telling anyone who would listen that my skin was peeling off! A flesh eating bacteria!
I may have had a similar experience via Mod Podge in preparation for Mother’s Day. I was a mod podge mess after 3 rounds of DIY tile coasters, but the finished product was well worth it!
The idea for these was far from original (ALL over pinterest), but I loved going to the craft store to pick out the scrapbook paper to use for each of my gifts – such a personal touch!
I gathered together my supplies:
12 white tile coasters ($0.16 each from home depot!)
4 sheets of scrapbook paper ($1.99 or less from Michael’s)
Paint Brush, Pencil and Scissors
Trace the coaster onto the scrapbook paper to get your measurements – you’ll want to trim the paper by about a quarter inch on all sides for it to fit onto the tile.
Now that you have your squares cut out, you are ready to mod podge it on! Start with a thin layer of mod podge directly on the tile surface. Center your paper and push firmly onto the tile.
Add another layer of mod podge on top of the paper – don’t worry, it will show up white, but will dry clear! Allow this to dry for about 20 minutes before adding another layer.
Repeat this process 3 more times. This will seal the paper and get it ready to host an ice cold beverage!
Once dry, flip them over and add a small, felt furniture protector to each corner – this will help avoid scratches.
Last step is to tie them up in a bow and bestow them on your favorite people!
All of this comes to a grand total of… drum roll please… $10.45 for 3 sets of coasters. That is $3.49 each! Talk about thrifty – no wonder these are an internet sensation!
Housewarming, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Hostess Gift, Birthdays… the possibilities are endless. I’ll be cooking up another batch soon! I need a set for myself! 🙂