May 26th, 2012
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! For those of you looking to get some crafting done on this long weekend, I’ve got the perfect project for you! Remember these?
I’ve been getting a TON of comments and questions on my original post recently, so I decided the Tile Coaster Tutorial needed to be revisited. Here we go!
First, gather your materials. You will need:
- 4 – 4″ x 4″ pieces of paper
- 4 – 4.25″ x 4.25″ tiles
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel
- 3″ foam brush
- 3/8″ self adhesive felt pads
NOTE: I chose these matching scrapbook papers, but you can use photos, wrapping paper, napkins – just about any paper good! Also, if you are making a several sets I recommend buying the 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper – you can get nine squares from each page!
Using your foam brush, apply a light layer of Mod Podge to your tiles.
Place your paper in the center of the tiles, and run your finger over top to get out any bubbles. Wait fifteen minutes to allow to dry.
Apply 3 coats of Mod Podge to over top of the paper – allowing 15 minutes dry time in between each coat.
Wait at least an hour after you applied the third coat to apply the Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel spray. In a well ventilated area (preferably outside) apply 2 or more light coats (within minutes of each other) of the enamel spray – spraying in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping each coat. Wait at least 30 minutes to fully dry.
Final step – add a felt pad to the four corners of the bottom of the tile. And you’re done!
I made these coasters for game prizes for my friend’s baby shower last weekend. They were a big hit! I had extras leftover, so if you’d like one of the sets pictured below, please visit my Etsy store!
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Tune in next week, I’ve got a new fun tutorial on how to make your own fabric labels! Until then!