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#1 melmed

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    Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

    Hello everyone! 

     

    I found this project at http://www.stylemepr...0/diy-coasters/

     

    It's such a cool project not only for wedding favors but for housewarming gifts and for your own home! 

     

    The materials: 

    Tiles (0.16 per tile at Home depot) 

    Mod Podge ($5 at Michaels) - use the 40% off coupon 

    Sponge brush ($1.50 for a pack of 3 from Target) 

    Rubbing alcohol 

    Scrapbook paper (packs of 8 at Target for 0.99) 

    Cork board or felt for backing 

    Candy sticker labels (found them at Michael's for $5) 

    Acrylic waterproof sealant - I will be using Minwax polycrylic protective finish ($8-$9 at Home Depot or Michaels) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Cut scrapbook paper about 1/8-1/4" less than the tile with a paper cutter.  I printed our initials onto the candy label and pasted it on the bottom corner of the square. The candy labels came with an online template that I used on Microsoft Word. 

     

    2. Clean the tiles with rubbing alcohol. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3. Apply Mod Podge onto the tile.  It dries quickly so you have to work fast! 

     

    4. Center the scrapbook paper onto the tile.  It took me a while to figure out the best technique to avoid air bubbles and wrinkly paper.  The best method is to place your index finger in the center of the paper.  Then with your other index finger, smooth out the paper from center to the outer edges of the tile trying to get ensure that no bubbles form.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5. Apply modge podge again.  Wait 15-20 minutes.  Apply as many layers as you desire.  I applied 4 layers. 

     

    6. Let dry for at least 1 week.  (So far I am at this stage of the game!) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7.  Apply sealant. 

    8. Let coasters dry for at least 2 weeks. 

    9. Add cork board or felt to bottom. 

    10.  Package your coasters! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    #2 kiwibride

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      Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:49 PM

      Great idea thanks for sharing!
       

      Originally Posted by melmed 

      Hello everyone! 

       

      I found this project at http://www.stylemepr...0/diy-coasters/

       

      It's such a cool project not only for wedding favors but for housewarming gifts and for your own home! 

       

      The materials: 

      Tiles (0.16 per tile at Home depot) 

      Mod Podge ($5 at Michaels) - use the 40% off coupon 

      Sponge brush ($1.50 for a pack of 3 from Target) 

      Rubbing alcohol 

      Scrapbook paper (packs of 8 at Target for 0.99) 

      Cork board or felt for backing 

      Candy sticker labels (found them at Michael's for $5) 

      Acrylic waterproof sealant - I will be using Minwax polycrylic protective finish ($8-$9 at Home Depot or Michaels) 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      1. Cut scrapbook paper about 1/8-1/4" less than the tile with a paper cutter.  I printed our initials onto the candy label and pasted it on the bottom corner of the square. The candy labels came with an online template that I used on Microsoft Word. 

       

      2. Clean the tiles with rubbing alcohol. 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      3. Apply Mod Podge onto the tile.  It dries quickly so you have to work fast! 

       

      4. Center the scrapbook paper onto the tile.  It took me a while to figure out the best technique to avoid air bubbles and wrinkly paper.  The best method is to place your index finger in the center of the paper.  Then with your other index finger, smooth out the paper from center to the outer edges of the tile trying to get ensure that no bubbles form.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes. 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      5. Apply modge podge again.  Wait 15-20 minutes.  Apply as many layers as you desire.  I applied 4 layers. 

       

      6. Let dry for at least 1 week.  (So far I am at this stage of the game!) 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      7.  Apply sealant. 

      8. Let coasters dry for at least 2 weeks. 

      9. Add cork board or felt to bottom. 

      10.  Package your coasters! 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       



       

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      #3 melmed

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        Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:53 PM

        Sorry here are some of the pictures!  Will update with my progress! 

         

         

         

         


         

         


         



        #4 mochamakes3

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          Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:55 PM

          Those are really pretty. Great job.



          #5 JayKay

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          Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:33 AM

          What a fantastic idea!!



          #6 turkchic

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            Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:48 AM

            I LOVE THIS!!!!! 



            #7 kim0806

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              Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:06 AM

              Great idea, thanks for sharing!



              #8 crys419

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                Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

                I will implement this for a housewarming. Seems a little labor intensive to start now!

                 



                #9 sharlie

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                  Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:24 PM

                  very neat ideas!


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                  Can't wait til the big day!

                  #10 coyotekiss1

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                    Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:31 PM

                     

                    Love it!






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