Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday design- honor someone!

I know, I know- it's been 2 weeks since I've posted anything.  This doesn't mean I haven't been working on things, I just haven't gotten anything uploaded.  Mea culpa.  Anyhoo- this Thankful Thursday design was to honor someone.  One of the criteria was home decor (among other things.)  I was going to honor my hubby with a welcome home banner- he's in the Army- but I didn't get it done, SO I remembered that I made these coasters to honor my friends Sarah and Tim W. who just bought a house.  Since they can now put their coffee table into their living room, I made coasters.

Snazzy huh?!

Okay, so here's how I did it, and here's what you will need:

4  4" glass tiles (your choice of color)
etching cream
cork adhesive backing
cricut cartridge of your choice.

The tiles were 4", so I cut the images at 3 3/4"- both the W and the swirly from the Storybook cartridge.  I adhered them to the front of the tile and etched according to the bottle.  Rinse and dry WELL!  (hint, you want it dry.)

after you have the glass etched, and remove the vinyl (btw, I bought a H-U-G-E roll of cheap contact paper to etch with, no point in spending money on "good" vinyl to not use it on my walls!)  Cut the cork backing 3 3/4" square.  do 4 of them.  peel sticky off and attach. You can see what I did in this picture here:

  see?  1/8" all around the edge.  This is awesome for 2 reasons.  1, it doesn't scratch wood, and 2, it adds non-slip.  The thickness is pretty thin too.  see in pic 3.  yes, that is my hand in DESPERATE need of a mani.

Note:  if you don't have etching cream, you can still get the look by using a frosted spray to give your glass a frosted look.  Warning with that:  it may come off, or smear, or whatever.  I've never worked with it, I just know it's an option. :)

Hope you enjoy!


  1. I totally LOVE these and they seem simple enough!! You ROCK!!


  2. what a great idea! You make it look easy!

    Keep rocking your craft!
    Rock Girl
    http://rockgirlcustom designs.blogspot.com

  3. Love it. It almost looks 3-d in the pics