Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Coasters

Recently I have seen several tutorials on various blogs regarding DIY coasters, and I've been smitten with them for awhile.  Of course, I decided today to try them for myself.

The finished product!

They are easier than you can imagine.

At Lowe's, I got cream-colored, slightly distressed tiles for thirty-something cents each. 

Pulled out some scrapbook paper.

Cut it to size, Mod Podged them on the tiles, and repeated.  This actually took awhile because I did quite a few coats (probably in the neighborhood of 7 or 8) because I wanted them to be really throroughly sealed since they'd be exposed to water.

I did two of each pattern to make a little set.

I also added felt pads to the bottom to prevent scratching.

Voila!  I'm adding these to my Etsy shop along with another similar set.

Merry Christmas!

P.S. I'm linking this project up to Saturday Night Special, Perfectly Imperfect, and What's Up Wednesday.  See their buttons at their permanent home on my sidebar!


  1. What a fun project, Kelly! Looks great, creative, and inexpensive, too!

  2. Love these!! And what a great gift item, too. Thanks for linking to the Christmas SFS! And I'm honored to hold a permanent sidebar position.-shaunna :)

  3. Well, aren't these cute! You did a wonderful job Kelly. Best wishes ♥

  4. They are really easy to make aren't they! I really love yours - especially the flowery one! Those make such wonderful inexpensive but expensive looking gifts!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!


  5. I had no idea they were so easy to make!! I love your choice of scrappaper and they turned out adodrable.

  6. Wow! That sounds like something even I could make! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Those turned out wonderful. I really like the scrap paper designs you choose!

  8. Hi Kelly,
    These are great!!! And really a nice gift that people could thoroughly enjoy!!! So beautiful!
    I am waiting for my mod podge to dry, so that's why I'm on the internet for a few minutes...this is my holiday
    LOVE your project!!!
    Happy Holidays!

  9. This is such a great idea!!! Love your Christmas tree too, that star is awesome! Following you back!

  10. Love these! Especially the paper you used. I made some like this using photos as a gift for my parents last year. They loved them. They make wonderful gifts! Thanks for stopping by and following along!

  11. Hi Kelly!

    These are super cute! Great idea!

    Glad that you bumped into my blog because I adore yours, as well! Following you back!

    Take care,

  12. What a great idea! I have a ton of tiles sitting in the garage as leftovers from a Christmas project (chalkboard coasters), so now I'm going to try your idea. This is great!

    BTW, thank you for following my blog. I saw you, too, at Debbiedoos (thanks, Debbie! :-), and I'm now a follower of your blog. Your projects are so cute!


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