Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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StarFish Coasters


Are you going to the Beach on your Vacation or simply imagining been there?? The Beach is a great source of inspiration when it comes to decorating your home for the Summer. I wanted to bring a bit of the Ocean into my home and Starfish Decor was the ideal choice.

I love the Ocean and everything around it. Starfish is one of my favorite Ocean findings and can be a creative addition to any craft project.

On a trip to a local retailer; I stumbled upon a package of Napkins with a great Starfish design.
Immediately I thought of using these Napkins to create a set of Coasters to bring a little Coastal Decor to my home.

Materials:
  • 4 - 4" Square Ceramic Tiles; purchased at Home Depot for 16 cents each
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Decorative Napkins
  • Self Adhesive Pads or Cork
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Pair of Tweezers

Instructions:
  1. Using Tweezers, remove the outer layer of each Napkin.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge all over the tile.
  3. Apply Napkin to tile. Smooth out with the brush or your fingers to remove any air bubbles.
  4. Fold the napkin edges towards the back of the tile. Smooth with the foam brush. Let it dry 5-10 minutes.
  5. Apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge all over the tile. Let dry 5-10 minutes between coats. Let dry completely before spraying the Acrylic Sealer.
  6. Turn tile upside down. Cut a piece of furniture pad or cork to fit the tile and apply it to the tile. For extra protection, spray a few coats of Acrylic Sealer all over the tiles. Let dry completely before using tiles.

I love my Starfish Red and Blue Color contrast. After the Summer ends, these coasters will remind me of the warm and fun times I spent at the Beach.


Life is a Beach. Enjoy your Summer.


Linking to: Today's Creative Blog

21 comments:

  1. These turned out fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!!

    xoxo, Tauni

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  2. These are super rad! I love them. Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to link this up to my Marvelous Mondays party! It opens on Sunday evenings.

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  3. These are cute! Thanks for linking them up to Fabulous Friday's.

    Jess

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  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing.
    I am a new Follower. Found you through the Fabulous Fridays blog hop!

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  5. These are soo stinking adorable! I just love the fabric you chose! thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  6. Oh love that you used napkins! how clever! These turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon!! :) Bonnie

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  7. Wow, I really love this coasters! Nice pattern and beautiful colors!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my pillow! Liz (www.howling-liz.blogspot.com)

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  8. Great post. I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in an attempt at meatballs.
    Have a lovely week.

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  9. How cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. Love how these came out! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party.

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  11. BEAUTIFUL coasters!! The napkin artwork is very original too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  12. Beautiful coasters, I've always wanted to make tile coasters but haven't quite managed to get that DIY project done yet. Love your examples, the beach is one of my favorite inspirations for decorating too. Thank you for sharing them at A Crafty Soiree.

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  13. I love these - they turned out so well! Yay for the beach. (It's 16 deg C here today - so I'm just dreaming about summer).

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  14. Napkins? NO WAY!! What a great idea ... Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party} this week!!

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  15. These are so cute!! I love them. I am your newest follower from Shine on Fridays! :)

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  16. These turned out so cute! You did an excellent job. Congrats on being in the Newbie Spotlight!

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  17. Too adorable, and love the colors! Congrats on your feature @ Fox Hollow Cottage!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  18. I love these! What a great idea and they are so cute! I found you at Fox Hollow!

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  19. These are freakin' adorable!! I found you through Debbiedoo's, through Fox Hollow! Congrats on your feature!!

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  20. I love this. And especially the beach theme. Fun.

    throughbetsyslookingglass.blogspot.com

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