Monday, August 6, 2012

Ceramic TIle Coasters - DIY

Buzz & I are planning a party for the newly weds in our family and want to give them a few handmade gifts.  With that in mind, we're always on the prowl for projects we think they'll like. 

Case in point, we ran across a good deal on a box of 80  4x4 ceramic tiles at Habitat for Humanity Restore the other day and immediately thought of... 
Ceramic Tile Coasters 
(experimental stage - starting with some for us)

I tried decoupaging them directly to the tile but it didn't work
 with the product I had on hand, so I went to 
Plan B
  • I applied a coat of bonding primer to the surface of the tile
  • Allowed  it to dry for about an hour
  • Followed with another coat of bonding primer, brushing in the opposite direction (I wanted the effect of linen)  and this worked.

Once the tiles were completely dry I added the labels.

I've used this decoupage process before...see my "Spring Banner" post under the My DIY tab to see how I did it.
 Our newly weds were married in Vegas so I used this flamingo graphic 
(also from The Graphic Fairy) for their coasters.
Aren't they cute! 
I'll probably do another set though...I'm a silly perfectionists and see to many things wrong with these.  Ha!

No worries... I have 72 tiles left!


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