I have been bitten by the tile coaster making bug! The other day I asked in my local Buy Nothing Project group if anyone had any tiles sitting around, unwanted. Within a few minutes someone had an entire box of tiles for me to play with.
These are so easy to make, and really so much fun.
You need white glue and water, tiles, pages of a book to tear up, a thin permanent marker, watercolors, and clear varnish, (optional: felt circle furniture protector thingies).
First, tear up pages of a book (I keep one especially for this in my crafting supplies) and decoupage them on (with the white glue/water mixture) the tiles. If you need to see details of how to make your own decoupage medium, check out this post here.
After they dry, take your permanent marker and draw something. Anything you want!
After that, take some watercolor paints and give them some color.
After the paint is dry, coat with clear varnish and let dry. Add felt circles to the backs to protect your furniture.
Falafel saw me having so much fun with these and she wanted to do some, herself.
I love hers so much.
This project is really open to your interpretation. You can be as creative as you want!
In the box of tiles were little ones that were begging to become magnets.
I just decoupaged some pictures from the book, sealed them with varnish, then used my super strong E6000 glue (in a well ventilated area) to stick on circle magnets.
This guy cracks me up.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and as always, I would love to see yours if you give this a try!