Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Giant Coasters

Ever since Brandi made these cute coasters  I've been dying to make a few of my own. Now that we have so many wood surfaces I figured I'd better get to it. I went to The Home Depot and bought a few tiles.  I thought the 4x4 tiles were a little dainty so I bought 6x6 tiles. They are HUGE.

I figured if I was going to go through all of the trouble of making coasters with pretty images I didn't want what ever was placed upon them to completely cover up my hard work... ha.I made two different sets. One using wrapping paper that I bought from Marshalls.

The other set was made using images from The Graphics Fairy and images purchased from Etsy.

I antiqued the wrapping paper with walnut ink and tea stain ink to give it the look of aged leather, then I brushed on three coats of poly and glued cork to the backs.

I traced around the tiles and cut out the images a little wider than the tiles, then glued them to the front of the tiles, once the glue dried I trimmed the images to the exact size of the tile. I did the same with the cork.

The dress form image and teapot are from The Graphics Fairy

I purchased the typewriter image, French script background and birds nest from Etsy. First I printed the French script and then I ran it back through the printer and printed the dress form and the other images on top of the French script. After the images were glued to the tiles I inked the edges with a black stamp pad.

 I ran out of cork for the backs so I used some extra rug pad that I had lying around. I just traced around the pad and glued it to the backs of the tile, same as the cork. Now I have cute coasters that are large enough to hold a drink,

Or a large bowl of homemade butternut squash soup,

Thanks to Brandi for the inspiration for these coasters and thanks to all of you who take the time to visit and leave such kind comments. I'll  be linking up with these great ladies this week,

                                                       Savvy Southern Style

                                                      Ivy and Elephants

                                                      French Country Cottage

                                                     My Romantic Home

                                                    Craftberry Bush

                                                    Thoughts From Alice
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