This is such a quick and fun DIY make and it’s a great way to use up leftover tiles (we all have some of those lurking at the back of a cupboard somewhere right?).
I recently found this stack of small cream tiles at the back of my kitchen cupboard which were leftover from the kitchen splashback, so I got to work with my trusty gold spray paint (love that stuff) and turned them into these coasters. Here’s how you can do the same.
You will need:
* Gold spray paint
* Masking tape
* Fabric squares
This is literally the easiest craft ever and it’s a great way to turn leftover tiles into something useful.
- Just give the tiles a quick clean if they are a bit dusty, then use masking tape to mark out a design (stripes are always a classic and graphic shapes work well).
- Put them on some newspaper in a well-ventilated area and give them a couple of thin coats of spray paint. Leave them overnight (be patient!) before peeling off the tape to reveal the design
- Finish with a coat of clear varnish to make them really hardwearing
4) To create a non-scratch surface underneath it’s a good idea to glue a square of fabric to the underside of the tile. I found, more by luck that judgement, that a stack of Loaf fabric samples I had in my craft box were literally the EXACT same size as the tiles I had for this make. But you can just cut a square of any fabric swatches you have to the right size. Use pinking scissors to ensure the fabric doesn’t fray.
5 Glue the fabric to the base of the tile. Velvet works really well if you have it, and it makes the coasters look really fancy! It gives them a really soft underside that glides over wooden tables etc, and it’s a pretty luxe combination with the gold paint.
Enjoy! A set of 4 of these would make a good present and they are a fun craft to make with kids too.
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All photos: Victoria Harrison