March 29, 2010

Vintage Inspired Coasters!

I have a confession...I've never used Mod Podge before, crazy huh? So the other day I was looking at our monochromatic family room and thought this room could use a little color!  So I set out to make coasters using craft paper and Mod Podge.  Here's how it all went down.

Here are my supplies.  I chose craft papers in soft turquoise and green.  These tiles I found at the re-store for 25 cents each.

Using the Mod Podge, I started by adhering the paper to the top of the tile.

Then I put a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper allowing 15 minutes to dry before adding another layer.

Here they are drying.  Kid 2 made a cute butterfly coaster...

Each coaster has 3 thin layers of Mod Podge...this should protect the papers from any water damage. 

Here they are finished, although I still need to add a cork backing to protect my table from scratches.

Cute and functional...two of my favorite things!

This is such a fun rainy day project, and took just under 2 hours to complete.  Now I've got fun, pretty coasters that also protect my table from water marks.

My first experience with Mod Podge?  Yup, Mod Podge rocks!!! 

I'm linkin' this project to these fun linky parties...

Metamorphasis Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures
Make it for Monday
Make Your Monday
The DIY Show Off
Just Something I Whipped Up
Making the World Cuter
Motivate Me Monday
Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Get Your Craft On
Toot Your Horn Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Talented Tuesday

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  1. These are great - I love the colors you used! Great job! ~Marcy

  2. Looks great - I love modge podge too! Just finished a big project that I need to get around to posting about.

    Love the paper you choose as well.

  3. Cute coasters -- I have never used it either so don't feel bad...

  4. Very cute! I have "make coasters" on my project list. The paper you chose is really pretty, I like that they coordinate but 2 very different prints in different sizes. I'll have to keep that in mind because it WORKS! Well done!

  5. Those coasters are great, aren't they, Jane? They make for a great gift idea, too.

  6. Cute!!! I need to make some of these, they look so fun

  7. I love it! Great idea! What a steal you got on getting those for 25 cents each. That's awesome. I need to make some...



  8. What a great idea. I love the way they turned out! I can't believe that you got such a great deal. I am looking forward to your up coming posts.

  9. Those are very cute! I used slate tiles as coasters once (until my little girl used them as frisbies) and I just used 4 little plastic knobs (i think we got ours at walmart) that stick to the bottom in each corner. Cork would work really great too though!

  10. Very cute! :) Love the paper you chose. :)

  11. They look so cute, great choice on the paper!

  12. What a brilliant idea! I love the papers you used.

  13. They are beautiful and the paper is fabulous!!

  14. Love the papers you used! I have yet to find a restore in our area..maybe I need to look harder. Great job.

  15. LOVE your coasters, and love modge podge. You could also add felt to the back of the tiles, seemed to work for me.

  16. pretty! great project! ...and I love your green apples, too! I'm dropping by from The Girl Creative. I hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

  17. Very cute coasters. Just wondering if the modge podge will get gunky when a wet cup is set on it. Might what to check before doing that. Or put a clear coat on it so it won't come off.

  18. Great project! So, are you hooked on Mod Podge now? :)

  19. Great idea! I just recently used Mod Podge, too. I'm hooked.

  20. Mod Podge is a wonderful product. Your coasters turned out great. Love the paper you used.

  21. Oh My Goodness, I love those- I will be absalutely doing those tomorrow ,with my girls, what a great gift as well..
    LOVE IT..Your blog is amzing am eagerly looking foward to following for more inspiration and idea sharing.

  22. These are too cute! I love how they turned out, the paper is so fun!

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  23. Cute...Cute...Cute...luv the colors that you used on these coasters! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you are having a good time:)


  24. oh those are gorgeous! Love the color combo!
    great job

  25. Those are really fun. Does condensation affect the finish at all?

  26. Great job on the coasters and I love the color of the papers!

  27. I love these, they are lovely!

  28. Your coasters are great! I just stamped some b/c I was not in the mod podge mood last night. How did you like working with it?

  29. It does rock--love these. Great tiles you used too--I like the dark edges. Thanks for linking up!

  30. I'm getting ready to make some myself. Yep, modpodge rocks!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

  31. These are just great! I have some tiles and just haven't been able to find the right paper. Great color choices!

  32. I LOVE this idea! Is there anyway that you could glue the tiles together to get one big square so that it could be hung on a wall? What glue would be best? How would I attach a ribbon for hanging? Thank you for the project -- it's gorgeous!!!!

  33. You can buy bathroom/flooring tiles from Lowes for as little as $.16 each ;)

  34. Those are so cute! I love the color combo & the black background! I made some of my own as well & like someone else mentioned, I put felt on the bottom of mine, which seems to work well! I bought a sheet of it at Michael's - the kind that has the sticky stuff on the back so all you have to do is cut them to the size you want & stick them on the tile :)


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