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Monday, November 19, 2012

A $5 birthday gift!

Tara, I don't know if you read my blog. But if you do- stop right here and come back tomorrow. (especially if you haven't gotten a birthday package from me and James yet!)

Last weekend I made some coasters for my sister-in-law's birthday. Pretty easy and amazingly inexpensive. I had most of the stuff around the house.

You'll need:
they can be shiny or dull, I like the kinds with beveled edges
found mine at Home Depot for $.89 each 

Craft paper
check out places like Big Lots, Amazing Savings, and Marshalls for steals, find it on sale and then you will always have some! 
Poly acrylic or polyurethane

I've used this on a whole bunch of projects- worth the $10! 
Foam brush
Felt or felt cushion pads 


  1. Line table with newspaper.
  2. Trace a tile in the craft paper, then trim off a bit on each side so there is a border of tile showing through. 
  3. Coat the tile with your poly acrylic
  4. Place craft paper on tile
  5. Add two or three more coats of the poly acrylic
  6. I added some paper cut outs I had and put on more poly acrylic
  7. Let dry
  8. Apply the felt pads to the bottom of the tile
  9. Ta-da!! All done!
***Update, here is a close-up picture! 


  1. Hi Stephanie! This is such a great idea, especially for the holidays coming up - can you post close ups of the individual coasters? It looks like you added some more on there, but I can't quite see - thanks!

    1. Hello! Thanks for your comment. Yes, I have some closer images that show the detail. I had some small paper cut-outs, that said "enjoy", "some kind of wonderful", and "celebrate" and a "T" for Tara (my sister-in-law).