I told you about a week ago, I try to travel light. However, for some reason it always seems to go OK on the way there but I get carried away shopping wherever I am (excuses such as “can’t get this at home”, “it’s the perfect souvenir” and “because I can’t not” come up on a regular basis) meaning that the way back is usually a
teeeeeny bit lot heavier. My trip to Martinique was no exception and after visiting a small pottery village in the South I came out loaded. Oh well, it was worth it, I had a good time and now have new pretty bowls and coasters.
This DIY is one of the easiest on the blog and if fact it’s more a tip than a DIY. Miss-matched tiles make the ideal coasters but what a pain when they scratch your surfaces ! No-one wants pretty coasters on a messy table, so before using these cute tiles as coasters I decided to protect my table by adding a layer of faux leather to each coaster. It’s a simple trick but it works wonders. The tiles can still be wiped over with a cloth to keep them clean or in case of spillage, I just wouldn’t put them in the dishwasher if I were you. The four tiles cost me only 8€ – I’m sure you’ll understand why I just couldn’t say no ! Despite the fact they actually come from Mexico and were imported to be sold to tourists like myself. But let’s forget that part !
- Faux leather
- Strong home DIY glue
- A tissue or piece of kitchen roll
And there you have it, from tile to coaster in 5 easy-peasy steps. I think it’s the perfect way to use pretty tiles instead of walking past them, longing for your own kitchen to redecorate or a massive budget to be able to buy them by the metre. Why not make the most of all things beautiful NOW ?! :-)
What do you think ? Too easy or useful ? Have you ever made tiles into coasters ? If so, how ?!
See you tomorrow !