Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Coasters for Fall Tutorial

I was given some "Vintage" fabric squares that my 94 year old Grandmother had. I really wanted to make something for me with the fabric. I just love the vintage look this fabric has. So I decided to make some fall coasters to use.

To get started you will need some supplies. Here's what I used:

Tile squares ( I bought these at Home Depot....you can use any kind)
Mod Podge
Foam or paint brush
Can of Sealer
Okay I think that's all you will need....so what do you say...let's get started!

STEP 1: (Get things ready)
Get all supplies near.

Wipe off your tile with rag and get your fabric of choice out and turn face down.

STEP 2: (Trace and Cut)
Place tile on fabric and trace around the tile.
Then once traced cut just inside the square.

Once cut out place on top of tile to see if you like the fit...you may have to cut a little more until you get it like you like it.

STEP 3 (Glue down)
Now is the fun part. Take your brush and dip into your glue and spread over tile.
(I use a good amount....and it dries clear too)

STEP 4: (Fabric square on tile)
Now take your fabric square and place on glue covered tile, and smooth out. Let dry for 30 minutes to an hour.

Step 5: (Glue some more)
Once dry brush on a layer of glue on top of fabric, making sure you get the edges too.

Let dry a hour or so and then add more layers letting them dry in between. I normally put about three good layers.

Step 6: (Sealer)

After I am done I will spray a thin layer of spray sealer on the tile. Then on back of tile I will glue little felt pads on to protect the furniture.

I hope you like the Coaster tutorial.......!

Please don't place in dishwasher....to clean just take a wet cloth and squeeze out the water and take damp cloth and wipe off.

Let the fun began! Make a few for your Friends for gifts too...
You can also use Holiday fabrics or card stock too. If you make some please let me know, I would love to see them.


Gallery Juana said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. I am going to have to try it out.

Cindy said...

Very wonderful tutorial. I'll have to try it. You make it look so easy. The ones you done are very gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Wow! That is awesome! I never thought that I could make coasters, but this looks pretty straight forward!


Great tutorial. I've bought these coaster from etsy. I might have to try this!!

Sarah McBride said...

what a fantastic tutorial. I am totally making some!!

Julie Schuler said...

That's a neat idea. I could make coasters all day long, as my little boys have a tendency to hide them. I usually have to dig through the toybox to find mine.

sherry said...

These are really cute. And what great gifts they would make!

Paper Girl Productions said...

What a cool tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

glorybe1024 said...

Thank you for sharing! I am new to etsy, blogging and all that involves =) I have your blog link on my blog. I look forward to more tutorials! The time you take with pictures and directions is very much appreciated.

glorybe1024 said...

Oh my...you have me linked! Thank you!!

Tins and Treasures said...

These are so cute, and the fabric makes them special!

Flirt Buttons said...

Great tutorial and I love your fabric!!!!