Hi everyone! Before I get to these cute, inexpensive, painted tile coasters, let me apologize for missing a few days of the 25 days of Christmas! Nothing to worry about going on, just some quality family time had to be spent! My hubby is traveling 8 of the next 13 days until Christmas so we had to get in some time together!! I will make all the days up, I promise!!! Also, if you use Facebook, it’d be great if you could add me on there. I was able to send out a message this weekend ap0logizing for missing a few days but only my Facebook friends could see that!
Now, on to these cute coasters!!!
- Spray Adhesive
- Cork Pads or Felt Pads
- Clear Spray Paint
- Stenciling brush
I got my tiles at Lowe’s for $0.16 each!!! Sixteen cents! Make sure to grab ones that are not “edgers” . Edgers will have one of the sides curved.
I had this stencil that I bought back this summer and it was talking to me each time I passed it “Find a reason to use me!” Well I found a reason!
I sprayed the back of the stencil with spray adhesive and lined it up on my tile.
Using a stenciling brush, I painted over the stencil. I highly recommend the stenciling brush…it left clean lines versus the foam brush I started with (and is pictured above).
Peel the stencil off right away.
I gave the stencil a quick spray of water in my kitchen sink to rinse off the paint, dried it and repositioned it on my next tile. I didn’t even have to re-spray with adhesive, it was still tacky enough.
After the tiles dried I added two coats of clear spray paint to seal them in!
I attached some half inch cork pads that I found at Dollar Tree.
Now you have a set of coasters! You can have free reign on your design. Initials? Names? Shapes? Holiday Shapes? Your options to paint are endless.
These would make a great personalized gift! You can even have the kids make them. Handprints perhaps? See…I told you the options are endless!
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How CUTE!!! These would also be great for last minute drop-in guests and for people at church. The church my family belongs to has Visiting Teachers and other support groups of the like. How cool would these be to have on hand for birthday gifts and “thinking of you” surprises. You never fail to impress me.
I’m just finishing some coasters made with Scrabble tiles and coasters for my Scrabble buddies! But yours look so cute that I’m going to make some of them, too, for other people! Thanks.. AGAIN…for a great idea!
I LOVE these! This weekend I will be on the hunt for a cute stencil to use!
These are so cute! Did you use just regular acrylic paint for them?
Jaymee, I used the new Martha Stewart paints. They are good on any surface. However since I sprayed with clear spray paint afterwards I feel confident that Acrylic would be just fine!
Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE these… What a great gift idea… Thank you for stopping in and linking up with me at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/ I hope to see you next week!!
I LOVE these and have these stencils and tried to use the same one the other day and it didn’t work…it bled through…did you tape it down or anything….These look so great!
Missy, I found that you have to spray the back of the stencil with spray adhesive, stick down well (rub your finger over the stencils and press down hard) and most of all use a stencilling brush not a foam brush and dab the paint on straight down. The pattern around the edges did bleed a bit for me but I just cleaned them up with my fingernail. Hope that helps!
Love these! I’ve always wanted to make some coaster but have never gotten around to it.
Love the coasters! I am making one of my sister-in-laws some hand-painted glassware and I was thinking I needed something else to add. These will be perfect!
I’m pinning this…..what a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing. The bow around it looks fabulous.
these are amazing. i RARELY do crafts, but these have made the list!
I will definitely be making myself a set these are awesome! I’d love it if you’d add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW
I am so glad to have found this. I have load of extra tiles and finally have a great way to use them. I enjoy making Christmas presents so this fits the bill perfectly.
What type of clear spray do you use? Did you test them yet with hot and cold beverages. My alcohol ink ones sprayed with polycoat still has paint come off with cold beverages, and several had the paint scratched of in places. =(
I used cheap Wal-Mart clear spray paint with the Martha Stewart Acrylic paints underneath. I have used them with both hot and cold all year long and they have been perfect! The blue one is under my coffee mug right now :)
Hi, are these coasters waterproof?
Cheryl Spangenberg says
Yes, as long as you use acrylic paint!