Heavy Drinking

We drink a lot around here.

No...not like THAT.

My husband is big on hydration.  I've been asked about the color of my pee more times than I care to admit.

NOT LYING.  I can talk about this stuff on my blog because we're all adults here, right?  So anyway, we always have cups, mugs, glasses and water bottles lying around the house.

We already have some coasters but they are really ugly.  See?

Oh yeah, that says CAFE OLE.

Plus, every morning I wake up, make myself a yummy cup of something or other in the Keurig and sit down to my blogroll.  We use a lot of coasters around here.  So when I saw this on Pinterest, it called  yelled my name.

DIY Coasters?  With cute print on top?  Oh, happy day.  So off I went in search of materials.  First stop?  Hobby Lobby.

We had a bit of a diaper mishap in the store, which I won't get into, but I forged ahead sacrificing my dignity and pride so I could make these coasters for you.  And me.  Ok, mostly for me.  After I picked up some cute scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby it was off to Lowe's for tiles.  I found bathroom tiles for 22 cents a piece that I liked - there are some cheaper and some more expensive but these worked well for me.  I came in at under a buck for 4 tiles.

Yesssss.  Love cheap stuff.

Once I got home, I busted out the materials I already had - Mod Podge, a sponge brush and acrylic gloss coating.

I started by tracing the outline of each tile onto the paper I wanted.  Then I used my handy dandy little cutting thing (sorry, not sure what it's called) to cut a straight line.   

 I painted the Mod Podge all over the tile, lined up my scrapbook paper square and let dry.  Once this was dry, I painted another layer of Mod Podge on the top of the paper.
Repeat the last 2 steps several times to make sure the paper is nice and adhered to the tile.  

While you're waiting for it to dry, you can eat a Weight Watchers english toffee crunch ice cream bar.  Or kiss a baby.  Or maybe both.  It's just an idea.

Ok, put the ice cream bar down and sit the baby in his swing so you can finish the project.  It's not neglectful, because he LIKES his swing and you are doing some really important stuff.  Once the Mod Podge has dried and you feel satisfied that your scrapbook paper is stuck on there well, you spray the acrylic coating right on top for a nice, pretty finished effect.  And to make it permanent.  If you're worried about scratching, cut a piece of felt the size of the coaster and adhere it to the back.  

Pretty, right?  And none of them say CAFE OLE.  

I actually wish I had purchased more than 4 tiles.  I could have made a ton of these - they would be great and easy gifts.  You could even personalize them by using photographs.  So cute...possibilities are endless.  This project is too easy and too inexpensive not to try.  So what are you waiting for?

Oh, happy day.  I'm pretty sure my mug is smiling at me.  

Somewhat Simple


Tidy Mom