Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tile Coaster Tutorial {A Guest Post From Eva of Delight In Jesus)

Good Morning my lovelies!! 
I am so THRILLED to introduce to you a sweet gal I recently "met" here in blogland!
Her name is Eva and she blogs at Delight In Jesus.
LOVE her blog name!! :) Well Eva is a super crafty Momma- You're gonna love her!
Today she has a GREAT tutorial to share with you all... I am definitely giving these a try myself, soon. :)

Alrighty... here she is, please lets make her feel welcome with lots of comment love!





Hello Agape Love Design readers. I feel so honored to be here at Maria's blog. She's such and inspiration to me. I love the way she radiates God's love in all that she does. She's full of talent and gifts that God has blessed her with and she's doing a great job in demonstrating that all the glory goes to HIM.
So let me introduce myself. My name is Evelyn and i have a craft blog called Delight-in-Jesus . I love Psalm 37:4 and that's where i came up with Delightful Creations. I love the Lord and all i wish to do is to inspire others by sharing the gifts that He has given me.

Today i wanted to share a tutorial on how to make tile coasters:)
There easy to make and make beautiful gifts. I just got an order of 8 sets for Christmas gifts!!! I'm so excited to make them. So i hope you feel inspired to make them as well and bless somebody with a simple but yet meaningful gift that you made just for them :)


Okay so you will need the following:
 4 tiles (you can get them at Lowe's or Home Depot).
Mod Podge and sponge brush
Acrylic Sealer

Stamps or pretty paper
StazOn Ink (i used black but that is up to you)
felt (your color preference)
glue gun
Sharpie
twine
embellishment (optional)
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Okay so once you have all that your ready to start! Here are a few pictures that will show you how to make them step-by-step :)
Center your stamp on the tile and press firmly.
Lift it up carefully and the image will be on the tile. There's just one little detail. The tile isn't smooth so there will be small little places where the ink didn't get to. Go back and fill in the spaces with your sharpie :)
Just like this :)
TIP:Just to let you know, i ordered these acrylic stamps online and they were twice as cheap as normal stamps. You just need a stamp block but once you have that it works with any other acrylic stamp that you have!
Okay so do the same with the rest of the tiles! You can use the same stamp for all four of them or you can do different ones if you want :)
Okay so after the ink has dried (about 5-7 minutes), you can start applying the mod podge over the image that you stamped on your tile. Don't worry about trying to do this step perfect. I do gentle strokes and i love how it looks. If your using paper, apply a thin layer of mod podge on the tile, center your paper and make sure you have no bubbles! Press firmly and then do a another layer of mod podge over the paper. Wait about ten minutes to add another layer. I usually do about 3-5 layers of mod podge whether it's paper or ink!
At first it will look white but once the mod podge dries it'll be clear!
Okay so once you've applied all the mod podge layers that are needed and they are completely dried, you can go ahead and spray your tiles with your acrylic sealer! I do about 3 layers of these! Now, even after they are sprayed, the mod podge takes about a month to completely heal so make sure that you don't set anything hot on your tiles just yet because it will stick!!!
Then cut a piece of felt to cover the bottom and to give it a more clean look (this is where you use your glue gun). You don't have to do this step but i just like how it looks!
Use the twine to wrap it around the tiles, add a cute embellishment and then ta-da, your done!!! I love the way there turning out! I still got like 28 more to go but so far so good!!!!
I didn't make these today but i wanted to just show you how the paper coasters turn out!
I love how they look too, especially with so many pretty paper out there!!! Just use your imagination :)
Have fun creating!!! God Bless!!!


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These would definitely make great house warming gifts!
Or Like Eva said, Christmas gifts too!
Christmas is just around the corner, it comes up so fast!!
These would be great, who doesnt love home made?! :)
Thank you SO MUCH Eva for this tutorial and for guest posting here with me today!


Much Love & Hugs,



8 comments:

  1. I love making tiles! I always like to make chalkboard tiles.

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  2. I never would have thought to stamp tiles. Great tutorial. Thanks! :)

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  3. I feel some silhouetting coming on. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. These are gorgeous and the tutorial makes them look so do-able! Thanks for the wonderful gift idea. I'd love for you to share it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-home-for-holidays-party.html

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  5. Thank you for sharing! If I wasn't motivated to do these before I am now!

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  6. I love these! What a great idea. Too late for me to make this year, but I am definitely going to save it for next!

    Merry Christmas!

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