Need a little buffalo check in your life? You can make these cute and easy coasters in just 15 minutes. Tie a stack with ribbon, and you have a nice gift too!
This week we’ve been talking about buffalo check in The Creative’s Corner.
Pillows, furniture, blankets, chair cushions, gift wrap, upholstered headboard, stencils, signs, wreaths, and even a farmhouse table…we’ve been chatting about them all.
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So I couldn’t let the week pass without getting my hands into a buffalo check project too.
I had some cozy pink buffalo check fabric left over from another project, and the scraps were just perfect for making a set of tile coasters. Because…those tiles…
Want to make some too?
What you need
The supply list for these coasters is short:
- 4″ ceramic tiles
- buffalo check fabric – *cut to fit tiles
- cork coaster squares
You also need a couple of basic supplies: a foam brush, and hot glue.
*Before you get started, here’s a little tip for you if you’ve never used ceramic tiles: a 4″ tile does not measure 4″!
They’re actually 4 1/4″.
That matters when you want to decoupage something on top.
Start by cutting a square of fabric. I used my Cricut Maker because it makes fast and perfect work of it.
After the fabric is cut, brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over the top of the tile.
Lay the fabric over the tile and press smooth. Give it a few minutes to dry, then brush a second layer on the top the seal it, paying extra attention to the edges.
Finally, hot glue the cork backing onto the back of the tile.
This may just be the easiest project ever.
And a quick gift idea if you’re stuck with a last-minute need.
I’m personally partial to pink, but these would also be great in classic red and black for Christmas gift-giving.
So get yourself some buffalo check fabric, a few tiles, and cork coaster squares, and get an early start on your holiday gift list…or just have a few ready for an unexpected gifting occasion.
Oh…and don’t forget to make a few for yourself too! 🙂
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