Just coasting along...

January 20th, 2009 in member junk     
DownHomeDIY DownHomeDIY, member
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I have a fetish for making coasters.  I especially love to make faux tin tile coasters as seen here.
Made with black and white floral wrapping paper from a school fundraiser.
This set was made with scrapbook paper.  I did an antique glaze over it to give it a vintage look.
Another version of the faux tin tile.
I have a fetish for making coasters.  I especially love to make faux tin tile coasters as seen here.

I have a fetish for making coasters.  I especially love to make faux tin tile coasters as seen here.

Photo: © www.addressingspaces.com

I was given a whole box of ceramic tiles and decided to make a variety of colorful and creative coasters.  You know the saying..."It's 5 o'clock somewhere".  So, I feel that every drink needs a decorative coaster!  

Happy Crafting,



Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, ceramic, Addressing Spaces, down home diy, Marybeth Barrett

Comments (13)

lovejunk writes: I Love them how did you get the paper to stay on do you have to sand them first ? Posted: 9:16 pm on February 19th
JUNKFORFUN writes: OOH, I LOVE THESE! I WILL HAVE TO GIVE THAT A TRY. Posted: 1:00 pm on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: I love them all!!! Looks like you're ready for a party now! We're all on our way! (be there by 5:00)

They would make great gifts too!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 11:25 am on January 22nd
writes: These are just great! I especially love the red ones. Very nice!

JennyK Posted: 12:11 am on January 22nd
PaintedShed writes: Those are really pretty. I think the red ones are my fav. Posted: 10:55 am on January 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I love this idea because it gives a really custom look for an inexpensive price. My kind of project! The papers you used are gorgeous!

Thanks for the "how-to".
Candy Posted: 6:54 am on January 21st
DownHomeDIY writes: A non-junking resource for tiles is of course at home improvement store. Yes, I just mentioned a retail store so in order to appease the junk gods, please use recylced paper, magazines, or remnants if you go that route. Posted: 10:40 pm on January 20th
MimiToria writes: I'd love #4 coasters shown for my house! : ) These are truly great, and very inspiring. Hmmm! Another project?
Our habitat just closed. So sad!
Gretchen Posted: 10:33 pm on January 20th
chiccottagejunk writes: Thanks for the Habitat suggestion. Yes, I've got one in my area and I need to go there for a visit soon! Oh, yes, I can see using textured wallpaper too! Posted: 7:59 pm on January 20th
DownHomeDIY writes: Lani,
Yes, these were made with paintable, textured wallpaper. But, I have painted over all wallpapers, even tbose with color.
-MB Posted: 7:33 pm on January 20th
CottageElements writes: Great job on these. My favorite ones, too, are the faux tile coasters. Did you just use the textured wallpaper for these? It is 5:00 somewhere! (It's actually 5:05 as I type this). Ha!

Lani Posted: 5:57 pm on January 20th
DownHomeDIY writes: If you have a Habitat Restore, check there or salvage shops. Posted: 5:55 pm on January 20th
chiccottagejunk writes: These are terrific. Great job ~ just wish I had a few! I'll have to watch for these at the flea market. Thanks for the idea! Posted: 4:28 pm on January 20th
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