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
- 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!
Geneva- Don't you DARE re-do those--they are just darling just like they are. Fantastic job and what a find on the tiles! xo DianaReplyDelete
Geneva- wow, I love vintage graphics and had thought about ordering some tiles similar to these for a kitchen backsplash. You just made it easy peasy! How beautiful!ReplyDelete
Those are so flipping cute!! Definitely pinned that one!ReplyDelete
Very cute Geneva!ReplyDelete
You are just plain talented..creative...and I love these tiles!!!ReplyDelete
They are absolutely wonderful. I love this idea and wouldn't have known about the primer step. They are really nice!ReplyDelete
Will this hold up to moisture when used as a coaster? That finish doesn't seem real durable...ReplyDelete
I think so... there are three coats of sealer on top. Since this is a new project, I'll be watching how they hold up and follow up with you if you'd like. If you wanted a more durable surface you could probably apply a heavy duty sealer of some kind.Delete
Nice job Geneva, those look great and what a perfect gift idea for newlyweds. Have a good day.ReplyDelete
Those are so adorable!! You are so creative and crafty....Love it! I just might have to try this as a Christmas gift. I might be able to do something with all the photos I take! :o)ReplyDelete
Stephanie...you definitely need to do this with some of your beautiful photographs! I'm like you, I think they would be great Christmas gifts! Thank you for your sweet comment!!!Delete
I love how it turned out! I've got to try this.ReplyDelete
Really Cute! The process didn't look to bad either. You can make many different types with 70 more coasters! Thanks for visiting my blog and I am your newest follower!ReplyDelete
Love the vintage spin on these. Just super!ReplyDelete
Geneva, What an awesome gift...and way to upcycle those tiles!! Hmmm...wondering if I could pay you to make a set for me?! I'm all about English Cottage and it's pretty hard to find coasters to go with the feel I like for my home. (You'll have to let me know)ReplyDelete
Have a blessed day~
Thank you Patty ... What a sweetie!!! I'm actually planning to open an Etsy store pretty soon, and will let you know when and if. I need to do a little bit more tweaking on these before I actually offer them to someone I don't know...ha! Thank you again for your sweet comment!Delete
gorgeous coasters; what a great idea!ReplyDelete
love, love, love the ditressed look of the first set, geneva! great newlyweds gift idea, too:)ReplyDelete
I think they turned out great! I like that they're big enough for a large coffee mug.ReplyDelete
How fun...I have to check out that flamingo! Love your ideas.ReplyDelete
Hi there! It's nice to meet and follow you!ReplyDelete
They turned out lovely!
Cute as can be, and how treasured they'll be knowing they are hand crafted! Lucky newlyweds!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous coasters you've created! You've used some of my favorite graphics, too:) I've always wanted to try my hand at making some. Sounds like you'll have lots of fun creating more with your huge stash of tiles:)ReplyDelete
They are so cute, love the coasters. The lucky newlyweds are getting a great gift. They are also a great size! You work is always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – it helped to make make the party a success! Love the stars that show on the screen as I move my mouse over, feels special!ReplyDelete
Geneva! you did it again girl! LOVE these. I can think of these as great Christmas gifts - personalized! I will be featuring your post on this week's Home and Garden Thursday! I appreciate you sharing,ReplyDelete
Wow, this is amazing!! I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas. I am also hosting a giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Do please enter the giveaway if you like :)ReplyDelete
What a cute idea Geneva. I like how you personalised them for the couple. I especially love the set you made for yourself! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.ReplyDelete
Your tile coasters are beautiful, Geneva--perfectly vintage looking, and I love that they are pretty inexpensive to make as well. I'm going to take a look at your earlier post where you outline your decopage technique, so I can learn! Thank you so much for sharing this great project with us.ReplyDelete