Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tile Coasters

I have seen a bunch of these on Pinterest lately…decided to give them a try myself. 
I used sunprint paper from Acorn Naturalists and printed some of my favorite things onto the paper.  “This Sunprint art utilizes sun-sensitive paper that can be developed using plain tap water. Natural objects such as ferns, feathers, flowers or leaves are placed under a transparent cover (provided) and exposed to the sun for from 1-5 minutes.”
These tiles are only .33 each, so this is a great inexpensive project!
I printed them earlier this year and just hadn’t found the right project for it yet, but this one is it!  I used the pages with daisies and ferns for these coasters.  I love the blue color of the paper after it has been developed.
The tiles are actually 3.75 x 3.75 inches, so I cut the paper with my trimmer to be a bit less than 3.5 inches square.  Then I just Mod Podged them right down onto the tiles.  I also made some coasters using scrapbook paper.
The hardest part of the whole project was waiting for the Mod Podge to dry!
I used some self adhesive cork circles to put on the back to keep the tiles from scratching furniture. 
I used matte Mod Podge and applied 4-5 coats to keep the paper protected.  Eazzzzy!!
I am linking up to these great parties!


Erin Sipes said...

I love making sun prints and the coasters look lovely!

(P.S. Yay, another Missourian! I do a little cheer everytime I come along one out here in the blogosphere.)

Anonymous said...

These are super cute. I love the vibrant blues.

There is a spray sealant that you can use so the paper doesn't get ruined by the moisture of the cups. It's in my coaster tutorial...can't think of the name of the spray off the top of my head...teehee.

Thanks for linking up to Totally Tutorial Tuesday.


Unknown said...

Soo pretty! Love the color!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

carol said...

I have done these in the past and the tiny tiny bubbles and the "lines" in the mod podge drive me nuts...any way to NOT get those bubbles and lines?

Shauna K said...

visiting from Crafty Soiree- oh my goodness, haven't done sunprints since grade school! yours turned out beautifully!!! :D

very merry vintage style said...

These are pretty cool! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Brit said...

Wow, those look awesome! Thanks for linking up with us! You rock ;)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

These are so cool!! I love how unique they are - they'd make great gifts!!


Looks awesome!!Coming over from Fab Finds Midweek Hopalong (catching up!) LOVE YOUR BLOG!Stop by

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Where do you buy the tile coasters? Are they very expensive? Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


Andrea said...

BEAUTIFUL! I am impressed. I think it.s ironic you submitted a post on making tiles and i submitted a post on breaking them at bacon time lol

Shannon @FairfaceWashcloths said...

Very cool! I've never heard of sun print paper. Love the design and color!

Christie said...

I love these so much! What a great idea, and that blue color is fantastic. It's neat how the designs are all unique, but definately go together as a set.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are wonderful! I haven't tried sun prints but love them every time I see them. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's BFF Open House link party !

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I love how your coasters turned out. I've done this and it's amazing how many different looks you can get!

Beth ( said...

I've never seen such a thing - these are beautiful!! WOW! I would love for you to come link up at my TGIF LInky Party -

I shared with my readers on facebook -
Beth =-)

Jenn Erickson said...

Ellen, they're beautiful! I'm featuring this post on my Facebook page this evening.


Katie said...

Love these coasters! My best friend gave me a package of sun prints last year for Christmas... I think I know what I need to do with them! :) BTW... featured your project today on Sew Woodsy$!

Megan Gunyan said...

Wow, they look awesome! You find the most interesting methods of creativity! I love it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! I am so impressed with this. I think I shall be heading for the store to buy some tiles today!