A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 302,546
Currently Running With Scissors:
573 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Vintage look coasters made from bathroom tiles  (Read 5977 times)
Tags for this thread: coaster  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
maize
Offline Offline

Posts: 143
Joined: 05-Apr-2004
Let Love Rule!


View Profile WWW
« on: September 04, 2004 12:02:53 PM »

Here's a quick easy project for making your own tile coasters.  Give a set of four as a gift!  I used some clip art, a special font and some friendship sayings to make mine. 

Home Depot sells cheap white tiles for under a quarter each.  I chipped off the edges with a bench grinder, then modge podged the art to the tile.  When dry, I applied a brown stain, wiped it off, let it dry.  Then applied a couple coats of clear poly.  On the back of each tile you can either attach cork or those little feet, some are felt, plastic, etc.  Tie them up with a piece of raffia, rusted wire, or ribbon.  And you're done!



Directions also at:  http://www.maizehutton.com/maizevintagetiles.html
« Last Edit: February 01, 2011 11:54:46 AM by jungrrl - Reason: made blog link direct to specific post » THIS ROCKS   Logged
iciclegirl
Obey the Chuck
Offline Offline

Posts: 473
Joined: 06-Jan-2004


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2004 12:30:52 PM »

Those are so pretty.  I have a soft spot for (almost) anything that looks like it's falling apart or very old.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
quarkiegirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

Keep it loose, keep it tight.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2004 08:42:45 AM »

here's some more tile coaster ideas:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=1251.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Early Bird Special
Offline Offline

Posts: 603
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

Formerly "sewwabisabi"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2004 03:00:30 PM »

Thanks for the great idea!  That *is* a good, cheap gift idea.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bookgirl
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2004 09:16:21 AM »

Very nice, and a great idea for a housewarming gift!  What font did you use for the "k"?  If you don't mind my asking...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
butterflymary
The Dominatrix of Craft
Offline Offline

Posts: 337
Joined: 20-May-2004

I Bitch, Therefore I Stitch


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2004 05:38:45 AM »

Just what I needed. Thanks for the inspiration. I bought this house 3 years ago and it reminds me of the Brady Bunch house... fery tacky, very late 60's. But it has potential to lokk like an old house. I like old but I like funky, too. And the city mission has a box of tiles for sale so i guess I'll have to go there today. I can start revamping my kitchen. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Now get craftin'!
gluey
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004 01:11:38 PM »

those are really cool, and amazingly simple.  Does anyone know the best way to go about hanging these type of things for decoration though?  it seems like a tile might break to easily to drill through...hmmm?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

maize
Offline Offline

Posts: 143
Joined: 05-Apr-2004
Let Love Rule!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2004 12:36:04 PM »

To hang, you can use the plastic sticker hangers, but glue with an epoxy to hold it onto the tile.

The "K" is the font Curly Q from Font Garden.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
firehead4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2004 01:37:05 PM »

The "K" is the font Curly Q from Font Garden.

i looked, but couldn't find it  Embarrassed
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/
http://youtu.be/Q73M5hiqktA
maize
Offline Offline

Posts: 143
Joined: 05-Apr-2004
Let Love Rule!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2004 02:14:57 PM »

I'm sorry.  It's called Curlz MT.

Hope that helps!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw the Capital Calligraphy Letters - K Through N
How to Draw the Capital Calligraphy Letters - O Through Z
How to Draw Calligraphy Flourishes - Part 1
How to Draw Calligraphy Flourishes - Part 2
How to Make a Native American Sand Painting Part 2
Latest Blog Articles
DIY Summer
Craft Challenge 101 Announced - Stash Buster
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.