Monday, May 7, 2012

Ceramic Coasters

These are so fun and easy to make. There is so many things you can do. One of my friends did these as her favor for her wedding. They were really cute and we still use ours. (I originally got directions from Two Girls Being Crafty Blog)

What you'll need:
  • Pretty Paper: Scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, etc
  • Scissors (my cutter worked great)
  • Mod Podge
  • Water-resistant, Clear Acrylic spray or Polyurethane spray (I bought Crystal Clear Enamel Spray Paint by Rustoleum for $4.99 at Home Depot, seemed to work fine)
  • Foam/sponge brush
  •  Felt or cork board  (I got a roll of cork board at Michaels)
  • Ceramic Tiles ($0.16 each at Home Depot) 
  • My husband had Gorilla Glue which I used to glue the cork to the bottom
The tile I used was 4.25 inches. So I cut my paper to 4.25 inches. You could also leave room on the sides for a border.

Use the Mod Podge to coat the back of the paper to attach to the tile. Make sure to place quickly so that you get a smooth application. Wait a couple of minutes for the paper to stick to the tile and then coat the top of the paper on the title with more Mod Podge.

Let the tiles dry for about 15-20 minutes, and then apply another coat to the top. Repeat until you get your desired finish. I did 4 thin coats.
 I then cut out 4 inch squares out of the cork board and used the Gorilla Glue to glue them down. I had some leak out and it was a little messy so make sure not to use too much glue and wipe the excess before it dries. What ever glue you use just make sure it is water resistant.

At the very end spray your coasters with the Crystal Clear Enamel Spray. I did 2 coats to make sure to make the coasters waterproof.

And there you have some awesome personalized coasters!
 Note: I cut out the flower and added it to the bottom left coaster to make it match the set more. The possibles are limitless. 

I'm going to add photos to my next set :0)

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