Friday, December 9, 2011

Monogram Coaster Gift Sets

Good Morning! Today I wanted to share a quick project. For those of you who might be needing a gift over the weekend this one might be the one. I saw over at DCWV the tiles that Erin made when she was on the Michael's cruise and really liked them. I belong to a bible group called "Bible Babes" and there are about 14 of us. Every year we have a Christmas pot luck dinner. This year my bff and I wanted to do something for everyone and came up with the monogram coasters.

We used My Mind's Eye paper to complete our coasters. The good thing about this paper is that it is double sided so that helped with coordinating and we didn't have to get as much paper. I would suggest if you get paper that is raised in anyway you should adhere the ModPodge to the tile and the paper before laying it down. The glitter polka dots needed the extra glue to get all areas smooth. I would also suggest a brayer if you have one.

Glitter Alert! As we all know some glitter papers do not stay on the paper. This was one of them:) So, if you don't want little flecks on your project I would suggest picking a paper that the glitter stays put. We didn't mind on the polka dot as it was not overly heavy and just looks like part of the paper. DCWV has very good papers and the glitter doesn't budge:)

Even though tiles are called 4 x 4 they are really 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so we got 4 squares out of 12 x 12 because we covered the tile completely. It definitely would be more cost effective to cut your squares 4 x 4 and get 9 squares per sheet. Our tiles were a left over so we really didn't have a color option, but if purchased we probably would have gotten cream to coordinate with the paper, and had a little of it showing. The tiles are around 16 cents at Home Depot.

It is a little difficult to read but the stamp verse is from Hobby Lobby and it is Isaiah 49:16. The "to" and "from" are from Emma at My Creative Time. The tag was then inked with brown. 

Now they just need to be wrapped and they are ready to go. Since we have left over paper, these will be cut into strips and run through the crimper to be filled in the bag.

If you decide to do this project I would love to see what you have made:)

You will also need:
4 x 4 tiles
paper of your choice (a 12 x 12 will yield 9 squares if you aren't covering the entire coaster.)
clear spray
felt circles to put on the back
Letters - Storybook cartridge


Fantabulous Cricut

Thanks for stopping by!



Cori said...

Annette these are so pretty!

Scrapping Girl said...

What a great gift idea!!! Love the name of your group: the Bible babes! I bet they will love these.

Anonymous said...

The Bible Babes are gonna love them, great gifting!

Cori said...

I forgot to ask if you will you add these to my link party going on now? You can find it at this link-

Amy said...

These are so pretty!!! What a great gift idea :)Amy