Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cocktail Coasters

Summer is all about spending time outdoors and outdoor entertaining is on my mind!  We've been working very hard on our deck to create a casual area for eating and a place to sip a cocktail or two.  And since no one likes water rings left on their furniture, I made a few coasters.

Ceramic tiles are cheap, I bought mine for about .30 each at Home Depot.  Wallpaper samples are free from Serena & Lily and Farrow & Ball. (Thanks again, Caitlin!)

I used a tile as my guide, then traced and cut the paper into 4 squares.

 To adhere the paper to the tiles I used equal parts clear Elmer's glue and water.  After the paper was dry I gave each coaster a few thin coats of Polycrylic.  I allowed them to cure for a few days before using.  The last step is to add felt pads or cork to the bottom of each coaster for surface protection.


They would also make a thoughtful housewarming gift.


Easy and inexpensive!


Cheers to summer!




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39 comments:

  1. Those look so pretty Brandi...love them!! Awesome photography too!

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  2. Cute cute cute! Love the cherries! xo Kristin

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  3. Very lovely and would make a thoughtful gift. Blessings, Catherine

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  4. Absolutely Cute! Love the patterns you used for them Brandi. :)

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  5. Perfect! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  6. Very nice, Brandi!! I didn't know the wallpaper samples were free...hmm...wheels are turning. :)

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  7. Adorable! Love the papers you picked. I have a bunch of old tiles laying around.

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  8. OOOh I love these. I may have to try this with marble paper. Thanks for sharing my friend.

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  9. This is a brilliant idea! They are beautiful coasters!

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  10. I love these, Brandi! I have been contemplating making a coaster for my nightstand and I think I may use your method! For the patio, your wallpaper prints are perfect...so summer, fun and festive! I'm coming over! ;)

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  11. nice, what a great idea and they look so easy to make.

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  12. Love it, so chic and colourful!!
    xo
    Ozana

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  13. Love them they look summery

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  14. These are some super fun coasters!

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  15. great pictures! love the cherry paper mixed with the blue and white. so cute!

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  16. This is such a cool DIY project. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Super cute and how fun would it be to do this with stars and stripes for the upcoming holidays!

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  18. What a great idea - I can't wait to try it!

    I found your blog via a comment you made on My Notting Hill. I must tell you I love love LOVE the name of your blog.

    Looking forward to reading more.

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  19. Amazing!!!!
    Love this! So simple and cute and doable!

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  20. Gorgeous Brandi, I'm so gonna copy this idea! Thanks for the inspiration and such beautiful pics too.

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  21. These are beautiful! I'm trying to step my crafting game up, so thanks for giving me some inspiration :-)

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  22. Love them! Pretty and simple to make. My kind of project

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  23. Great project Brandi...the cherries are so fun and you are kind to share how you made them.

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  24. Ooohhh... I love those coasters. They are wonderful and perfect for the summer. I never thought about making my own coasters before... until now... :)

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  25. Those looks so pretty Brandi! I need to make some of those, and I've never thought to use wallpaper!

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  26. They are just darling! I am wondering why I haven't been getting your posts. This was the first in many weeks. :-(

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  27. These are really cute! And I can't believe how easy they were for you to make.

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  28. Oooooo I have to do this...love the idea.. thanks for posting! I love how you used different patterns.. sooo, soooo summery..

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  29. Oooh, I love crafts that don't cost too much!

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  30. These are great Im going to have to try it!

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  31. Aw!! These are so cute! I want some just like these. I love how they go together, but aren't exactly the same.

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  32. Cheers to summer is right! These coasters are great and seem so easy. I've made cork coasters before with a little paint. Yes, they do make wonderful house warming gifts and hostess gifts!

    charity
    www.lifeafterbaseball.net

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  33. I've been wanting new coasters for a long time now. Thank you for this amazing idea to make them myself! :)

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  34. Brandi, these coasters are lovely. And your photography skills are awesome. I'll be featuring your craft on Monday evening at Project Inspire{d}. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  35. LOVE these!! Girl you are so good!!!!

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