November 27, 2015

DIY Coasters

I'm a sucker for crafty things and when my friend Erin told me about a Craft Happy Hour event to make tile coasters, I was in!
The craft ended up being super easy and therefore allowed time to enjoy a lovely cocktail while crafting (unlike painting + wine classes where I often felt like my wine would be ignored since I was so focused on painting).
These can be the perfect DIY holiday gifts for hosts/hostesses, family and friends: they're cheap, easy and can be personalized for the ones you love.
I ended up making a collage with the scrapbook paper for two of my coasters but also took on the task of basket weaving two different patterns onto my two other tiles. It got a little sticky but the end result wasn't too shabby!
Erin personalized hers by cutting out letters, while Twin Sista made a set of 4 matching coasters. I even saw some instagrammy looking coasters when the crafter cut out pictures from glossy magazines. There are endless ways to decorate these coasters. BuzzFeed even has a list of ways to craft them. 

Decorated Tile Coasters
Supplies:
4" x 4" Ceramic Tiles  (at 16 cents a piece, woohoo!)
scrapbooking paper
fashion magazines
mod podge
scissors
foam brush 
Directions:
1. Cut out shapes or strips of the paper and plan out design of choice to fit onto tile. 
2. Dip foam brush in mod podge and paint a thin layer onto the tile. Then lay the paper on top and set into place. 
3. Add another coat of mod podge on top of the paper and let dry. 

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