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« 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
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« 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.
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« 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
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2004 03:00:30 PM »

Thanks for the great idea!  That *is* a good, cheap gift idea.   Smiley
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« 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...
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« 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« 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?
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« 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.
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« 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
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2004 02:14:57 PM »

I'm sorry.  It's called Curlz MT.

Hope that helps!!
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