I have been searching for the perfect coasters to compliment my living room. I can never find any that I like. Since I'm on this DIY kick nowadays, I suppose I'll make my own!
Luckily, I found The Coaster Tutorial on The Cottage Home blog and fell in love.
In order to start this craft, I needed tiles. This meant I had to take a trip to Home Depot. Me and a hardware store is like oil and water. Two things that really don't go together. Imagine a cat trying to swim in the ocean. The few times that I have been to them (alone) I usually wander around aimlessly and ask for help within 3 minutes. Today was no different. I made one lap around the store before I stopped and asked where the tiles were. This was my conversation with the Home Depot worker:
"Excuse me, where can I find tile?"
"Are you tiling a kitchen?"
"Um.. not exactly..." (ashamed)
"What size do you need?"
I made some awkward movements with my hands and spit out, "small!"
"Take a left and you'll be in the flooring department."
I scurried off ashamed!
Once I stumbled upon the small pieces of tile that I needed, I was SHOCKED by the price. I literally shouted, "WHOA." Hopefully no one heard me. Although, at this point it was no secret that I was a first timer. Anyway, I loaded up with cream tiles at 13 cents a piece and felt like a champion as I strutted to the check out.
In order to complete this project, I also had to purchase Mod Podge. It's okay, you can laugh. I laughed at the name of the goo too. Whatever it is.. it's great!
Once I was home with all my supplies and PODGE (hehe), I riffled through my scrapbook paper and got to work! I made 3 different sets of coasters. I wasn't lying when I said I was cranking out coasters. I made one set with flowers on them. Another set with bright colors and stripes.
My last set was a special set to replace my poor Harrod's coasters that rest in peace. I purchased them in 2008, but they lived a hard life at the bungalaja (it's a real word, I promise) ... so they haven't really been living a good life. I guess it was either me or the coasters that would survive college. Good thing it was me!
|Dry my little coasters... dry!|
The set on the right are my special "travel" set! The first coaster is my favorite because of it's London theme. Sorry folks, you won't be receiving this set as a gift!
|Ignore my finger. Oops! It's probably hard to do since I brought it up.|
Lastly, I made a special "teachery" (that's a word, too) one for my kitchen. Cute, eh?
Well, that project was a hoot!
That's all folks!