Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Handmade Birthday Presents Continued...Inspired by Pinterest

I accomplished 2 goals this past weekend.
1-I finally finished Mo Yo's birthday present and
2-I made something inspired by Pinterest.
(ok well this was one thing but it accomplished 2 different goals.  Multi-tasking)

(Oddly enough my Pinterest insipration came from something I repinned from Mo Yo's sister.)

When I was visiting Mo in Las Vegas last month, I was reminded of the lovely bar/pool table area in their home and I decided I wanted to make something for that.  I found a coaster tutorial on Pinterest and went with that.  It seemed easy enough.
How to Make Easy Coasters from Tiles and Scrapbook Paper.....
Needs-Tiles (from Home Depot or Lowes), Scrapbook paper, Modge Podge or other glue, paper cutter or scissors, clear spray paint.
1-Get your husband or man friend (well or yourself) to buy you some tiles (4.25 x 4.24 inch is a standard size) from Home Depot.  I'm not sure what section, I just know they have them there and my husband has to go to Home Depot a lot for work.  They are really cheap.
2-Buy some pretty scrapbooking paper from Michaels or another craft store.  The 12x12 paper works well for this.
3-Use a paper cutter (you can get these for cheap at a craft store) or scissors or an exacto knife to cut out 4x4 inch squares from the paper.  The 12x12 works well to make exactly 9 even 4x4 squares.
4-Then glue the paper square to a tile with Modge Podge.  I only put Modge Podge on the backside but i think next time I might do a coat on top too.  Let this dry.
5-Once this is dry, spray a coat or 2 of clear spray paint (follow instructions on can) onto each tile.  This seals the tile and makes it water resistant.
I think these came out really well.  Plus they are very cheap to make.  I can just picture myself making millions of these for Christmas presents in December.
Yay, Pinterest success!

Do you use Pinterest to come up with craft ideas?
Are coasters an acceptable birthday present?


Jenni said...

They looked great! You should sell these on etsy.

fojoy said...

I do not use Pinterest (yet). I am equally intrigued and wary of the whole thing.
Those coasters are great though... That might be my Christmas craft gift this year!

Shana said...

These are adorable. I think I might try this myself.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! I had seen this on Pinterest but couldn't find the matching tutorial! Those look awesome!