Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Ceramic Coasters!

Winners of these two coasters sets are Nancy and Kirsten! Thanks again for all your support ladies! 

Sorry this post is late, but my days are just flying by and I cannot seem to catch up. Phew! Maybe by this weekend, I will be able too, keeping my fingers cross. : )

Here is the tutorial for the handmade coaster. These are great gifts for teachers, friends, family and co-worker.

Materials need - Scrapbook paper, metallic paint, rubbing alcohol, Mod Podge, paintbrush & sponge, felt, E6000 and tiles. First thing you need to do, is wipe your tiles with rubbing alcohol then go on to the next step.
I used FolkArt Metallic Silver paint. Next paint around the edges and sides.
I used a sponge and dabbed around the edges. No need to paint the entire tile, because you will be covering the center with scrapbook paper. Let paint dry about 15 minutes.
Cut your scrapbook paper to size. I have a round corner puncher that I used to give the paper a rounded look. 
Next step apply Mod Podge to the tile or back of the scrapbook paper.  Apply the paper to the tile and use a spoon handle or fingers and smooth out the air bubble and make sure the edges adhere to the tile. Let dry for about 15 minutes.  Then going in a vertical motion (not up and down or side to side, but go from top to bottom) brush on the Mod Podge over the entire paper and tile and side as well. Let dry 15 minutes.  
Side note: If at any time you see the paint you added around the sides and edge has rubbed off go ahead and touch it up before you add the second coat of Mod Podge.

In this picture can you see the 1st coat of Mod Podge dried clear, but if you look closely you can see the line are going from top to bottom. This second coat of Mod Podge apply going side to side.   
Add a second coat of Mod Podge going horizontal (side to side). Let dry 15 mins. 
Using E6000 add felt to the back of tiles. Let dry before going on to the next step.
Once everything is dry, lightly spray this sealant by Rust-Oleum. Just one coat and lay all the tiles out and let dry overnight. Just to be safe. There you have it, lovely coasters for anyone to use.
Here is the two set I made. 
Great gift right? How about a giveaway?

Today I am going to giveaway (open to US only) these two set of ceramic coasters to two people. All you have to do is:

  1. Leave a comment below
  2. Follow me on twitter
  3. Like my Facebook page
If you have a twitter account and/or Facebook let me know when you leave a comment below and I will follow back. Also, on December 11, I will announce the two winners in the morning. Then you can email me your address. Come back this Friday, December 7 for my tutorial on the etch glass without using a Silhouette machine + another giveaway. It's the season to getting crafty and going handmade! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day and see you Friday!



  1. Vanessa, gosh -- these are just darling! You've done a marvelous job in creating them and in sharing the tutorial, too!! I'm following you all over the place! ;)

  2. I love the rustic color and shape of the tiles and the paper is beautiful. I would love to share with you what I did for Christmas one year
    I still love making them but I haven't since last year. I had the kids make their own one year with pictures of themselves or their favorite animals. They had more fun with the glitter though! Thanks for sharing, Lisa

  3. I am loving the coasters, Vanessa! My favorite is the black and silver set. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook already, of course. :)

  4. Vanessa this is an amazing tutorial, so well explained and the coasters are beautiful. I've never seen coasters done like this. And I'll be coming back to see the etched glass project I've always wanted to know how to do that. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. It means a lot.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  5. Wow, thanks for the tutorial, Vanessa. If I don't win a set, I'll try to make a set. :D
    I've seen coasters like this in one of my favorite stores, and they aren't cheap!!!
    I think the red ones are so pretty for Christmas. Thanks again for the tutorial and giveaway!!!


  6. Love these Vanessa! I don't have a Twitter account (due to previous hacking,) but I will like you on FB. Would love to have these for my own.

  7. These are GORGEOUS!! You did a fabulous job! :) {And we're already Facebook & Twitter friends - YAY!} Have a great weekend girl!

  8. These look great! wonderful job!

  9. How beautiful! I love them, you did such a nice job on them! Thanks for linking up at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Joye and Myrna

  10. Note to self: Self you must come back and examine this project of Vanessa's carefully...she just might have inspired me to try this one. Smart lady!!


  11. These coaster are really pretty! Thank you for such an easy to follow tutorial.

  12. Vanessa these are lovely!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  13. Hi Vanessa! Oh, these are just so cute and thanks for telling us how to make them and thank you for popping in to see me and following my blog.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Vanessa these are adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  15. Thanks for sharing this, I want to try to make some of these.
    I found you through the blog hop and I'm now following you.
    Angie @

  16. Hi Vanessa,
    Your coasters are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this post at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 29.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast


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