Saturday, April 14, 2012

Coasters

Ok, first things first, the winner of the 200 follower giveaway is #5.  Sabrina!  I have sent you an email and am looking forward to see what you pick out!

Secondly, I have received a few emails asking me how I make my tile coasters so I thought I would share.

I don't really do anything different than most of the tutorials out there.

I use 4 x 4 tiles from Home Depot or Lowe's and a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper for each one.




Now here is where I probably differ a little.  When I first started making these I either traced or measured and cut.  I have said it before, I don't do straight lines.  And as a result 2 out 3 were never even.  So I started winging it.  Since one sheet only gives me 4, I hold the tile to each of the four corners and cut around giving me extra on each side.  I then know that I have two straight sides to start with.


This method work perfect for me.  I then mod podge the paper on the tile (just the tile, not on top yet) and then when it dries I trim around the edges.

Then two coats of mod podge which I let dry at least 24 hours.  I then spray with a clear gloss and protector, I use Rust-oleum.  Let dry in the sun for several hours. 


 Add felt pads and you are done.  I use the felt pads because I sell mine but I saw a great idea the other day using a big felt square.


Hope that answered the questions!

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35 comments:

  1. I love these, what great ideas you have

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  2. Great tip about gluing on your paper and then trimming it when it dries!

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  3. I have been wanting to do this for a while!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  4. Thats a great idea! It would be cool to even tear pieces and modge podge them with torn edges and stuff! Love!
    Visiting from Fabulously Flawed party!

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  5. Very nice. I love the sheet music look. I would definitely have the same problem as you did with the uneven cutting - love your solution. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  6. Cute. It's so hard to find coasters that aren't super ugly.

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  7. I love how you put music paper on them! So fun!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  8. Great gift for a music/instrument teacher gift!
    craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

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  9. Love your work - followed over from The Crafty Blog Stalker. Can't wait for my package to come!

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  10. This is a great idea! I love the music!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. Your coasters look great. The music theme is very nice.

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  12. These make such great gifts. I love the paper you used. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and linking up at this week's party!

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  13. wow, so easy! I'll be making this for my mom who introduced me to music!

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  14. What a great idea!! This is such a neat idea to make really unique decor. Thank you for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

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  15. A lady after my own heart. I love making tile coasters. These are gorgeous and beautifully created. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle. .

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  16. These are really cute! Thanks for sharing the details!

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  17. I really like these Donna!
    Clever!
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    So happy you were here!
    Stacey

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  18. Hopping over here from Delicate Construction. I've just started making these kind of tile coasters and love them! They're so easy and beautiful. I will be giving a lot of them as gifts now. Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

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  19. Great idea and I like the musical paper you used
    I have some leftover tiles from my bathroom reno but they would be more the size of placemats 300 x 600!

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  20. A cute idea and I love anything with musical paper. It's so charming. Great recycle project, and a great way to use leftover tiles. I will be trying this out. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  21. Cute idea! I just my give it a try.

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  22. Lovely straight forward tutorial Donna! Thanks!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  23. The coaster look great. I always love using sheet music to wrap things!!!

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime!!

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  24. So cute! I love any craft with music sheets! Great job! I'm inspired and want to do something like this!

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up!
    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/04/naturally-nifty-linky-party-11.html

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  25. I love the music. It looks very pretty!

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  26. Very nice. A great tutorial as well. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  27. These are so cute! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  28. What a great quick project! I love sheet music too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  29. this is so cute! I'm featuring this on scrappy saturdays this week!

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  30. what a great gift idea! thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with us.

    have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com

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  31. Ohh, they are so nice! love a good coaster project too! Thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesdays.

    Hope to see you again tomorrow... we will also be having a giveaway!

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  32. I am def. going to do something like this! I have some coasters that I don't love, so I may redo them similar to this!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Naturally-Nifty Linky Party! This week's party is up and I would love for you to stop by and link up!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/05/naturally-nifty-linky-party-12.html

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