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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009 08:20:45 AM »

These are awesome!  I think I've found something I can totally make for gifts this holiday season.  I was wondering, though: do you put anything on the bottom of the coaster?  I'm worried that the tiles might scratch wooden surfaces.  Would there be a way of gluing something like a piece of felt to the bottom of the tile?

You will need something on the bottom.  We used cork dots on the one I made.  You can find cork and felt dots that are self adhesive at most hobby and home improvement stores.
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2009 10:03:49 AM »

I also used little felt feet I bought at home depot (like $3 for 100).

I haven't had any problem actually using the coasters! Some water will pile up on them if the drink is left on it for a while but it doesn't affect the quality of the coaster and I think is to be expected somewhat.
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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2009 11:49:50 AM »

OMG! These are so awesome! I LOVE them.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2009 09:36:03 PM »

I did this too as a starving college student...ok, not starving, just anemic.
I got free tiles, really pretty, from a business park that was clearing out a warehouse from a bankrupt pool builder.  Lots of them were glued to presentation boards, the kind they showed to buyers.  Naturally, they were the prettiest out there so it was worth my time to soak them off the boards.  For the biggest (8 inch tiles or larger) I used rubber-cement to apply cork to the bottoms and beveled the edges by hand. Nothing else needed! Years later, several friends are still using those on their dining room tables to put hot pots on direct from the stove. 
I also got a few pounds of navy and white one-inch round dot tiles at the same time.  I put green felt on the backs of the dots, stitched drawstring bags out of some old legs of jeans, used a magic marker to make tic-tac-toe and Nim patterns on either side of the bags, put a handful of each color tiles into each bag.  These were great game bags to give to kids.
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2009 07:12:16 AM »

I made some of these yesterday and my mom and I hot glued felt to the bottom of the tiles. I also found some cool scrapbooking stickers that I had socked away and used them on top of scrapbook paper. I'm really pleased at how they turned out.

The pink and white ones are for my brother's girlfriend and the travel ones are for me. Smiley I plan to make two more sets for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Super easy, cheap, and quick.





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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2009 08:32:54 AM »

These are awesome!  I think I've found something I can totally make for gifts this holiday season.  I was wondering, though: do you put anything on the bottom of the coaster?  I'm worried that the tiles might scratch wooden surfaces.  Would there be a way of gluing something like a piece of felt to the bottom of the tile?

When my husband makes these for gifts he uses thick craft foam, one sheet is more than enough for four of those $0.16 tiles.  He just glues the foam square to the bottom of the tile, and then the whole bottom of the tile is covered with soft foam. 
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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009 02:21:16 PM »

I make these also but I cheat a bit because I have a vinyl cutter so I can cut things. I put kanji symbols (red with a gold center) on black tile and sport balls (golf, football, socker etc) on white ones. I'm working on designing some with chess figures and musical symbols at this time.
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jezebella
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010 01:02:09 PM »

Does it matter if the tiles you buy to use are glossy? What size tiles are you using, the ones I have been looking at buying are all either too big or too small...I was looking for some 4 by 4's...
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2010 05:48:32 PM »

This is a great project.  Anyone have any idea how it would work with fabric?
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