Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coasters for the new table! :)

Pin It Ok let me first start with WOW I have really missed blogging and sharing my crafts with you guys. We have been super busy putting on my Uncle's 60th Birthday Party. Don't worry we will be blogging our Wild Hog themed party very soon! :)

I have been wanting to make coasters for some time now but thought I should finish the table first. Now that the table is done, and I must say I am still very much in love with it! (If you missed the blog on the making of the table feel free to go HERE and check it out.) Now the table does not need coasters I do have about 12 coats of polyurethane on it and water will not bother it, but I wanted coasters! lol


I have to say these were very easy, VERY cheap, and so cool!

Materials:

I purchased 4- 4x4 stone tiles @ Lowe's normal price $0.38 each on sale for $0.20 each.
A pack of cork coasters for the back, from Hobby Lobby 6- 4x4 cork coasters for $2.77
That is all I had to buy totalling $3.57 yeap that's right 4 stone coasters for $3.57!

First I had to trim my cork since it was slightly bigger than the tile.


I trimmed them slightly smaller so I wouldn't see cork all the time.


I loaded the cork up with E6000 glue and spread it out with a Popsicle stick.


I let them dry for about a hour (you will need to wait about 24 hours before you can use them) and then added my stamps.



Now I used the Memento brand ink because once it dries completely it is water proof.  Keep in mind water will run onto these from the sweat off the glasses.

****I just want to edit this and let you know that after a few days the ink was fading so I did restamped them and sprayed on a thin layer and shellac and all is well again! :)


I was going for a fossil look to keep it natural and I got it.




I love the way they look on my tables.

In the next couple of days I will share the transformation of my living room to a beach lovers paradise! :)

Have a great night!
Jeanne


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6 comments:

  1. I love these! And the seashells are lovely. I couldn't respond to your question on my blog since you don't have an email. The Pleasing Hour was just ok. Not recommended. The other book - How to be Single, was shelved for the summer but I will pick it up in the Fall. Check out my blog Monday where I will blog about my favorite summer reads.

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  2. I'm super obsessed with tile coasters right now. I've been doing them all up different ways. Working on a third set now. I haven't tried stamping them yet...:)

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  3. These are awesome.....Thank you so much for sharing. Margie.

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  4. Wait, wait!!! Wait a minute! The stamp you used....is that CLEAR??? where did you get that???? Oh, yeah...LOVE the coasters! I'm gonna want them, too!

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  5. Jill, I am too. I am working on a couple other designs right now. Check back to see them.
    Thanks Margie.
    imklvr, these stamps I purchased at JoAnn's and yes they are clear. These 3 were on a bargin sheet for $1.00. I love them! Are you putting together a order? lol We are at the coffee table and now coasters! :)
    Jeanne

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