DIY Coasters: Porcelain & Wood Sets

Last week, I posted about a featured designer, Sam Birch for her really cute String Art Project– this week, I am going to feature another art project of hers, and one of mine- different ways to make DIY COASTERS.

 Sam’s Porcelain Tile Coasters (from separate sets):

Materials:

1. Scrapbook Paper (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, etc.)

2. Porcelain Tile (Home Depot ~$1.00)

3. Mod Podge (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics)

4. Mod Podge Sealer (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics)

5. Ruler

6. Scissors

7. Paint Brush/Sponge Brush (Michael’s, Home Depot, Joann Fabrics)

To Make Sam’s Porcelain Tile Coasters: 

Step 1:

Measure the tile with the ruler, or trace the tile face down on the back of the piece of scrapbook paper. If you want the porcelain to show and create a sort of matte border around the paper, use the ruler to measure the tile, then, when using the ruler to draw the square on the back of the scrapbook paper,  leave a centimeter or so on each side.

Step 2:

Cut the squares out, duh.

Step 3: 

Cover the Porcelain Tile in a layer of the Mod Podge and place the scrapbook paper over the Mod Podge layer on the porcelain tile. Cover the top of the piece of paper with Mod Podge as well.

Let it dry.

Step 4:

Spray the Mod Podge Sealer over the whole tile evenly.

Let it dry.

**While the regular Mod Podge should technically be enough, the sealer ensures that the paper will really harden onto the tile. Without the sealer, glasses with a lot of condensation on them kept sticking to the coasters. The sealer eliminated this issue.

Step 5:

Enjoy your coasters!

My Aged Wooden Tile Coasters (part of one large set requested by my mother):

Materials:

1. Scrapbook Paper (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, etc.)

2. Wooden Block (Michael’s 3 for $1.00 on sale  $0.70 e/ when not )

3. Mod Podge- I used Antique, to create the, yep you guessed it, Antique look, but any Mod Podge will work. (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics)

4. Mod Podge Sealer (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics)

5. Ruler

6. Scissors

7. Paint Brush/Sponge Brush (Michael’s, Home Depot, Joann Fabrics)

8. Paint, two shades of green: Sage & Spanish Olive

9. Americana Weathered Wood Crackle (I used medium, I would suggest a stronger one for better effect)

Here is a picture of some of the materials I used ( and Sam too!)

To Make My Aged Wooden Tile Coasters: 

Step 1:

Cover the wooden tile in a layer of one of the paint colors. My first layer was Spanish Olive because I wanted the Sage to be more prominent.

Let it Dry.

Step 2:

Cover the wooden tile with a layer of the Wood Crackle.

Let it dry.

Step 3:

Cover the wooden tile with a layer of the second paint color. My second color was the Sage.

Let it dry.

**Steps 1-3 create the crackled wood effect, making the wood look aged and have a more antique appearance.

Step 4:

Measure the top of the wooden tile with the ruler- because the wood is carved in a sort of relief style, tracing it will not work. Trace the dimensions from measuring the wooden tile onto the back of the scrapbook paper.

Step 5:

Use common sense and cut them out.

Step 6: 

Cover the top of the wooden tile in a layer of the Mod Podge and place the scrapbook paper over the Mod Podge layer on the tile. Cover the top of the piece of paper with Mod Podge as well.

Let it Dry.

**I used the Antique Mod Podge because it creates the aged effect on the paper. (obvious I know, but still, thought I would let you know).

Step 7:

Spray the Mod Podge Sealer over the whole coaster.

Let Dry.

Step 8:

Enjoy your coaster- coasterS if you decide to make sense and make more than 1.

Sam gave our roommate and I the coasters pictured above as a gift- and we love them! I told my mother about the coasters Sam gave me, and she wanted a set immediately. They were fun and easy to make, and incredibly useful. We have a set in every room of our apartment, and my mother has the monster wooden set at my parents’ house.

Hope you enjoyed our project tutorials & liked our DIY coasters! 

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to follow lakeshore lavaliere for more DIY tutorials and new jewelry pieces!

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