Sunday, April 18, 2010

Homemade Coasters

Hubby and I had a pretty quiet weekend this week, cleaning around the house and hanging out with friends but still, somehow Sunday night always comes too soon every week!! Saturday was pretty cold and I wasn't feeling well so not too much got done...but it warmed up a bit today so we had a nice BBQ outside with Dairy Queen ice cream cake...not quite in my diet nowadays so please don't tell my mom (mom I hope you didn't read this) as she is one of my accountability partner!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well.

Needing only the slightest reason to tray out the coasters tutorial I discovered earlier, I sat down to create some of these beauties for a friend's birthday this week. I set out hoping to find some scrapbook paper with a kind of beachy feel which would suit her well but could not find anything I liked:(  But I do love these sets of scrapbook paper with a design on one side and matching color on the other.  No more wandering the aisle of paper to find the color that will match perfectly! LOVE it.

So here we go, the tiles were 29 cents at Rona, the paper 2.50 at Michael's and I already had the glue and varnish so we're good to go:)
I used plain dollar store glue mixed 1:1 with water for a nice glaze.  Brush a layer on the tile and on the back of the paper, then carefully place in center watching for any bubbles around. Let dry about 20 minutes.  Then cover the paper with a layer of glue to seal in.  I repeated this three times, then did three layers of varnish to get that nice shiny look and so it will withstand any spills as they get used. Finally place some felt on the bottom to prevent any scratching on your table.
And the final product....Not too time consuming...I left it on the counter and came back to it in between doing other things so it didn't take up too much time....and present done! Hope she loves them as much as I do:)

Well, that was fun...anyone want to order some? I'm on a roll:)

 So I've started on my project for my niece but its not quite ready for reveal but I hope to have it done sometime this week.  Can't wait to show the final product on that one!!

Hope you are all ready for Monday morning! I'm certainly not...

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Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

The Girl Creative


Anonymous said...

I like them, simple, easy and cheap. Awesome.

Jessica said...

Wow, these are great! They would make amazing gifts, we're going to give it a try. thanks!

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Jessica, hope you have fun with them!! Be sure to update me with how it goes:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. :)
Love the paper you used on these. Beautiful!

Kaysi said...

these are so cute! I love the paper that you used, so fun!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

These are soooo cute...luv the paper that you used...thanks for sharing them with all of us. Hope you have a FUN week:)


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Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays it is

Rebecca said...

Very cute and so easy! There's some really cute scrapbook paper out there and since I'm not a scrapbooker, I've never really had good reasons to buy it. Now I have a GREAT reason!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

What a pretty pattern. I also have more scrapbook paper than I need so this is a great idea for my house.
Thanks for posting.

~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

oh! And I'm your newest follower :) Happy Friday to you!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...


Anonymous said...

That's such a great idea! I was wondering what would be a good material to use, and I think I'm going to try the tiles like you used. Thanks again!

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