The Big Pink Pig

A cooking, baking, sewing, and creating blog about life with my little pink piggies.

Monday, February 20, 2012

UPDATE: I said I would try it and I did!

** My original post did not include my inspiration picture from The Happy Housewife.  It is included now below.
Ok so in the new year I vowed that some of my pinning would not be done in vain....I wanted my thousands (and I mean thousands) of pins to mean something.  :)  I vowed that I would do at least one pin a week!  Last week I did two--but today we'll just get into the first!

I found these DIY tile coasters on Pinterest some time ago and have been wanting to try them.  Last week, my MOPS group met to have a crafty little play date and our crafty chairlady decided to do these coasters!  It was perfect--one pin down!

The original coasters are came from The Happy Housewife, a blog that I love to check for cool DIY ideas!  You should check her blog out--very good stuff!

I made mine with:

  • Porcelain Tiles (Home Depot--about 0.40 each)
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbooking Paper
  • Polyurethane Spray for finishing  

  1. First cut your scrapbooking paper to fit the size of your tile (TIP:  If the scrapbooking paper is of thicker quality then cut it slightly smaller than your square.  The Mod Podge is great, but it won't mold the paper or be sticky enough to stick the paper down completely and then you will have corners that pop up!)
  2. Apply Mod Podge to both the backside of the paper, as well as the tile and fix the paper to the tile.
  3. Let dry for a few minutes and then apply 2-3 coats of Mod Podge on top of the whole coaster.
  4. Let the coaster dry for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Once the coaster has dried and there isn't that tacky feeling, go to a well ventilated room (outside is best) and spray a coat of the Polyurethane spray on top.  Let it dry and then you are done!
My friend Chrissy made monogrammed DIY coasters for her friends and family and they turned out GREAT!  Very cute gifts, especially for teachers!

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