A gift for a University of Utah fan

Crafts DIY

Happy President's Day!  I have the day off work, and I couldn't be more excited! 

Today, I want to share a quick and easy project that I put together for a friend this weekend.  My friend's Aunt is a huge University of Utah fan (who isn't?), and she asked me to make some coasters and a dish towel for her to give as a birthday gift.  These coasters are super easy to make.  I saw the idea originally on pinterest via this link

First, I got my supplies together:

Basic white ceramic tiles from Home Depot (less than $1.00 each

University of Utah Scrapbook Paper

Mod Podge/Foam Brush

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I cut my scrapbook paper in to 4" x 4" squares (slightly smaller than the tile).  The first step is to paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on the coaster.  Then center the scrapbook paper on the tile, and top with a coat of Mod Podge.  Let dry.  Repeat another layer of Mod Podge on top of the tile.  You can put as many coats on as you like.  I did three coats on each tile.  One they are dry, you can cut felt squares, cork squares or even felt circles for the bottom of the tiles.  This will keep the tiles from scratching whatever surface they will be touching.  You can finish off the tiles with a coat of lacquer as well.  I didn't take a photo of that step.

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I accompanied my coasters with a cute University of Utah dish towel. The towel was super easy to make as well.  Just material attached to a dish towel with Heat 'n Bond and Ric-Rac sewn (or glued) along the top and bottom.

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What do you think?  Cute and easy gift idea, right?

U of U

Ali

2 thoughts on “A gift for a University of Utah fan”

  1. Christina - February 20, 2012 3:53 pm

    So stinking cute!!! I need to make these soon!

    Reply
  2. Pam - February 20, 2012 4:55 pm

    Very cute! You’re so talented. I’m sure her aunt loved them!

    Reply

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