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« on: March 11, 2009 07:06:10 PM »

I've seen several sets of really cute coasters made from tiles, and I finally decided to try it.  Here's mine:



They're 4 and 1/4 inches square, and here's how I made them: tiles from Home Depot (only 16 cents each!) scrapbook paper cut to size, Mod Podge to attach it and coat it, then several coats of Exterior/Interior varnish, and a square of cork hot glued underneath. 

The reason they have a bit of texture is that I used a foam roller to apply the Mod Podge and the varnish, and that's just what it does.  I like it though, and so far they're standing up to my hot coffee mug pretty darn well!
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009 07:11:05 PM »

That scrapbook paper is so cute! And great idea using a textured roller.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009 07:12:55 PM »

oh how absolutely brilliant.  I love this idea!  And I really like the texture of the roller!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009 07:19:59 PM »

The texture is great. It might help stop everything slipping about, too!
Love these.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009 07:21:04 PM »

Thanks! Heh, actually, the roller isn't supposed to be textured, it's just that whenever I use any sort of roller with Mod Podge it makes teensy bubbles like that. *shrug*
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009 07:25:06 PM »

WOW!  Those are beautiful and I like the bumps, too.  You did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009 07:58:22 PM »

I love your coasters & I made some as well, cute margarita prints. Anyway, when I spread the decoupage glue, all the ink rubbed off, leaving a pinkish cast to the finished coaster. It was cute so I left it, but how can I get that to stop, does anyone know? Thanks for the help!

And again....lOVE the paper you chose for those coasters
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 09:26:22 PM »

Such a great idea and seems simple enough too! I can just imagine the possibilities! Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009 09:34:22 PM »

I really love these.  I think they are adorable.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009 09:40:01 PM »

gorgeous! i love the idea -- anything fun to do with pretty paper that's not scrapbooking!
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