And do you know how hard it is to find trivets to put all those hot dishes on? Seriously, they're impossible to find!
So what's a girl to do, but make her own?
I started with these nice big 10x 13 ceramic wall tiles I
Clean them really well with rubbing alcohol so they're clean and grease free.
Then, I did two different finishing options.
Finishing Option 1: Fabric
For this one, I cut some fabric slightly bigger than the tile.
Brush Mod-Podge over the surface. Lay your fabric on top, and smooth out so no wrinkles.
Finishing option 2: Decorative Stencil
Take that cleaned tile.
Center your stencil on the tile. Tape it down so it doesn't move on you.
Use Craft paint to dab, not brush, paint onto the stencil.
CAREFULLY remove the stencil and let dry.
Protect with acrylic.
Now, for the back. Take that cork square (or rolled cork, or felt), and cut to fit the back of the tile. Hot glue that baby down.
Another one done! Don't you feel so proud of yourself?
This could be done with any size tile. You could also use felt on the back, but I think cork absorbs any heat transfered better. And it's softer on the table.
Lots of ladies out there in blog-land have used a similar technique for coasters using 4x4 tiles. Like:
Crafty Chic Mommy
A Little Bit of Everything
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