Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Decorative Coaster Tutorial

I have a unique way to make a great coaster.  I have done this  many times and I love the outcome. 

Cost of project is less than .50. 

This can be done as a single coaster or as a set to give a friend.



4x4 Plain white ceramic tile (found at local hardware store for .34)

4x4 chipboard coaster (for back of tile) you may also use foam or felt sheets if chipboard coaster is not available.

Paper napkin-any Napkin will work be sure and check your local stores for many many choices, most napkins will yield 4 coasters!

Image of choice – My choice is from Bugaboo – Ruby May

Markers of choice

Glue stick, Spray adhesive, Mod Podge

Sentiment (either stamped or computer generated)

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1.  Adhere chipboard coaster to back of tile  to prevent scratches

2.  Take your napkin and slowly  tear it down to just 1 layer, patience it will tear if you try to be hasty.   Rough cut the napkin to show what part of the design you would like to use as you can see I decided to not use the strips so you decide.

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3. Glue napkin to tile, gently pushing it to the edge taking out any wrinkles as you push.

4.  Trim away excess napkin from the tile.

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5. Glue image onto tile and color as normal.   (Please note I did not like how the stamped image looked on napkin so I ended up matting it see below for change.


6.  Paint a thin but full layer over the entire tile.  Watch for wrinkles and work them out as you go.  Let Dry over night and add a second coat in am.


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, this is such an easy project to make and it is so reasonable!



Catherine said...

What a great tutorial ! Got to try it ! Thank you very much ! Smiles from Catherine

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. Your coaster is awesome and the steps look easy!

Darlene said...

This is great Tammy! I've done the tiles & I've done the coasters, but I've never combined them! Learn something new everyday!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Rae Anne said...

Fan-freakin'-tastic tutorial Tammy! I envy the way you create ABaCs so easily - I'm so afraid o them. . .eeky-shrieky!!! ;) MWAH!

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cool tutorial Tammy! thank you!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...


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