Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Crafting- Coasters from tiles & photos

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to turn over a new leaf and post something every week. Sorry, I have been way too busy... This weeks project does not involve any stamping, but it shows a fun project to make coasters using 4 x 4 ceramic tiles and photographs.

Supplies Needed:

4 x 4 Travertine Ceramic Tile- available in boxes of 8-10 tiles for approx $7 at Home Depot- try and get the least pitted you can.

Modge Podge- Gloss finish glue

Foam brush

Tissue paper

8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Removable adhesive


Karen Foster- 12 x 12 Adhesive Cork Sheets

E-6000 Glue

The most difficult part of this project is printing your photos onto the tissue paper. I have found that cutting the tissue paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and adhereing it to a sheet of cardstock at the top and bottom, helps in guiding it through your printer, and for trimming. I hold the tissue and the cardstock together as I trim down the photos after they are printed. I then discard the cardstock.

As I say in the video, drying is key. I hope you enjoy!

Have a creative week!


  1. Great coasters Laurel. I have not tried printing on to tissue.

  2. These came out great! They look so classy!

  3. Very cool! Never knew you could print on tissue. I've stamped on the coasters (which I loved doing), and then heat-set them.

  4. How cool, what a great idea...the look great

  5. These are really cool. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the instructions. Super job.

  6. These are such great gifts always!

  7. Great project...I should try these some day.