Saturday, July 19, 2008

My 4x4 tile coasters



Here are 2 sets of the 4x4 tile coasters that I made for gifts. The first set is a set of 6 pansies for my girlfriend. The set below is 2 each of 3 designs of coffee cups for my daughter that has cafe type decor for her kitchen. If you click on the picture, it will enlarge the picture so that you can see more detail of the graphics. I am really happy with them. My graphics are from pccrafter.com. I love their graphics. I chose the design that I wanted (I don't know how to create my designs yet from the graphics). I copied it over to Word and sized it to just under 4" square. I then copied and pasted the correct size, 2 to 2 a sheet and printed out on clear 8x11 sticker paper. Next, I sprayed each sheet with sealer so that the ink would not bleed. After that dried, I cut them out and applied each one to the tiles, eyeballing centering it. I would do a little more care next time to make sure that I didn't have any bubbles. Next step is to Modge Podge the edges and the top. I used a foam paint brush that I found at the Dollar Tree - 10 foam brushes to a bag! You can do one or 2 layers. When this dries apply 3/8" felt circles to the bottom at each corner to protect your furniture. This was so easy and I love the results!!!! I was told that Modge Podge was waterproof, but the bottle said that it is waterbased, so I am doing some checking there. I may have to apply a coat of something else if this isn't waterproof. If I do I will let you know. I have 2 more sets to finish and will post pictures when they are done.

4 comments:

Kim's Mom said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, both the photos, and the instructions!

Crafty Sue said...

They're very nice, you've done a great job there.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Sue

tango's trash & treasures said...

Cool!! Nice gift!!

HappyBird said...

Very pretty! I was wondering what you did to keep the ink from bleeding. Do you think Mod Podge would work just as well?