I was feeling artsy-fartsy today, and wanted something cute to make before a bunch of girls came over for a Jewelry Party this afternoon. I'd been browsing link-up parties last night, and I found this absolutely adorable project for Halloween-themed coasters! H and I have been wanting nicer coasters for a while. Right now, this is what our coaster collection looks like:
Yes, those have been collected from various restaurants and places that give out free coasters for promotions. But since we are no longer college students, it's time to have some grown-up coasters for our house!
I found this ah-may-zing post on a link-up party for crafters, where Anna from Directions Not Included had made these super cute Halloween-themed coasters. Check out how adorable these things are!! (Gosh I love crafty people!!)
You can find all the directions and steps from Anna on her blog here: Directions Not Included: This is Halloween - tile coasters
While I opted to go with patterns that are more matchy to our livingroom colors, I love this whole idea and will probably be making more coasters (um, can you say "personalized Christmas presents"?!?) in the near future. Also, being that I was out of ModPodge, I used contact paper to coat the tops and craft glue to glue the paper down. Note to self: go buy more Mod Podge!
Here are mine:
Cost of tiles: 6 @ $0.16 each = $0.96
Cost of paper: $0.76 for both
Cost of contact paper for tops: $6.56 (but basically the whole roll is left for other projects!)
I would call this project an overall win!