I'm obsessed with Etsy, even more so lately because of my 11 year old daughter starting her own shop. I've been shopping quite a bit, but sometimes I find myself thinking, “I can make those for way cheaper!” (even though that REALLY makes those in the Etsy forums very upset *dun dun dun*). Now, I don't always get around to making everything, but these DIY Tile Coasters were so easy that it would be ridiculous for me to say I didn't have time to do them. They literally cost me 13 cents each, and took about 15 minutes for the entire set.
DIY Tile Coasters
DIY Tile Coasters make great gifts for any holiday. Tile Coasters as Mother's Day gifts come to mind right away, but lots of other holidays will work!
My inspiration for this project came from Pinterest, Etsy, and other blogs. The SITS Girls also posted about making their own tiles – LOVE them. You can use regular Sharpies, but some crafters have reported their ink rubbing off. I haven't had that issue yet, but wanted to throw a warning out just in case! They also make oil-based Sharpie paint markers and ceramic paint markers, too. Try them and let me know how you like 'em!
–Sharpies (on hand) (or these awesome-expensive porcelain markers)
–Ceramic Tiles ($0.13 each at Home Depot)
–felt circles for the back, so they don't scratch your furniture
No directions needed, really. Simply draw on the tiles and then either bake for 15 minutes at 350, or cover with a sealant. Add felt to the back, with super glue or hot glue.
Note: I've used mod podge and spray sealants but be careful because some will make the Sharpies smear.
I got the “rigid” effect on the sides by putting down duck tape, coloring over it, and pulling it off.
This one was inspired from Pinterest… I saw a similar tile and knew I wanted to recreate it! I love dot and line art, so I can see this becoming a trend in my house!
I don't like this one, at all, but figured I should include it just in case you screw some of your tiles up, too. Then you will know you're not alone. :) Luckily, they're less than 15 cents a piece so you won't be too upset!
I'm not great at drawing, AT ALL, but I still had fun making these! I'm going to have the girls make some for my mom for Mother's Day. Even if she doesn't use them as coasters, just having them around is a great reminder of her
terror lovely grandchildren, right?
Looks like a 7 year old drew them LOL but I had fun. It was relaxing!
I'd love to see what kinds of designs you come up with!!