Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tile Coasters with Gold Embossed Birthday Blooms

If you're ever looking for an easy idea for a home made gift, then I'll suggest that you think about making tile coasters. You can create some stunning gifts that are totally functional. The decoration on this type of tile coaster is made on paper, so they're easy to make . . . not quick, but easy. These pretty flowers on a black background are my most recent set of tile coasters.

Making Tile Coasters is easy - just not quick.  The process itself will take several days and then you also want several days for it to "cure".  I like to have them finished at least a week before I'm giving them.
  1. Prepping the tiles:
    • I get them from our local Habitat for Humanity store ($0.10 - $0.16 each)
    • Wash them well . . .  yeah, you never know
    • and dry well
  2. Create the Decoration:
    • cut a piece of cardstock smaller in dimension than the tile
      . . . I went about 1/2" smaller
    • decorate as desired 
    • CAUTION: if you are gluing on pieces like I did you'll want to completely cover the piece with adhesive. If there's any air room between paper layers it will cause problems with the Mod Podge trapping air and making bubbles.
  3. Adhering to the tile:
    • Using a foam brush I put a thin layer of Mod Podge on both the tile and the back of the cardstock. Lay the cardstock on the tile, be sure its centered as desired and IMPORTANT!!! start at the center and push down and out to remove all bubbles from under the paper.
    • Then brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on top the card stock
    • Let it dry (hence the not quick part to the project) and add another coat of Mod Podge. Repeat this step 2-3 more times as desired
  4. Sealing and Finishing:
    • I used an Acrylic Spray sealer, just in case, because if they get used they'll have wet glasses on them.
    • The bottoms are rough so to protect table tops I adhere little felt pads in each of the bottom corners.  I get those little felt pads that are about 1" in diameter - the ones you'd put under a chair leg. They are sticky backed and easy to apply.
You might notice that these 2 tile coasters are not exactly the same. I did that for a reason. I like to make them slightly different because I think that when they're being used it helps people remember who's drink is whose.
For this set of Tile Coasters I used Stampin'UP!'s Birthday Blooms stamp set. The large flower in that set was the perfect size to fit on the tile. These were given to a friend who is an avid gardener and I loved the color contrast of the bright yellow and coral set against the black background.  
Card and Coaster Set: With this type of gift its easy to  match the card to the gift. Doesn't it make a pretty presentation?

To get the color contrast of the yellow on black I fussy cut the flowers. I stamped the image using Versamark Ink on white paper and gold embossed.  Then I colored with markers. I also added some Gold Glitz glitter glue which you can see in this next photo.  This was done BEFORE I put in on the tile so the bumpy bits of the gold glitter are buried in the Mod Podge.

The tile coasters took a long time to make, but the card was super simple. I just added a gold embossed sentiment and a little linen thread - Voila!

Here's a list of product I used on these Tile Coasters

Heat Tool
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
[131266]- $3.50

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Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

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