Vintage Tile Costers

 I found some extra tiles somebody left on the street for put out. I love put out! Well, let me reiterate… I love GOOD put out. My aunt on the other hand pretty much stops at every single pile of crap on the side of the road and likes to rummage through it. She loves ANY put out! I like to think I have a little bit higher standards… And I am lazy. It is sorta like buying something just because it is on sale or you have a coupon. Yeah, she does that. I on the other hand will buy 20 of them if they are on sale, but they have to be something I already use on a regular basis. The tiles were a score, because I was already knee-deep in my Modge Podge Tile Project, so it was a no brainer. The put out tiles were a little different from the nice smooth white ones I bought at Home Depot for $0.16. For one they were FREE, and secondly they were bumpy and a little more rustic looking. I was not sure how they would work with the project I was doing. So I did some research and stumbled upon Lee La La’s Blog and her version of the tile coasters. I fell in love and can’t wait to try it!

Supplies

  • 4″x4″ tile coasters
  • White tissue paper
  • Printer
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge (Matte or Gloss)
  • Paint brush
  • Krylon acrylic clear coat
  • Black felt (or cork or furniture stickers)

Directions

  1. Print out a 4×6 photo onto white tissue paper. To help the tissue feed thru your printer, Cut out an 8×10 piece of tissue paper and scotch tape it to a piece of 8×10 card stock.
  2. Cut your tissue print down to 4″x4″
  3. Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over your tile and paste your photo onto the tile. Let dry COMPLETELY!
  4. Once dry, put a thin coat of Mod Podge over your photo. Let dry completely.
  5. Repeat 2 more times, making sure each coat is dry before you do another, or else the tissue will rip.
  6. Once dry, seal with Kylon acrylic clear coat. I did 3 coats of this, making sure the previous coat is dry before you add another.
  7. To complete the coaster, cut out a 4″x4″ piece of black felt/cork. and attached it to the back. (or just stick 4 furniture stickers on the bottom)

Notes: For more information on this particular project and tons of other fun ideas check out Lindsay and her blog!

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