DIY Farmhouse Style Coasters

6 Materials
$2
5 Hours
Easy

For Christmas, my husband gave me a laser printer. He couldn't understand why a printer would be at the top of my list, but I'm sure some of you creative people understand!I do a lot of projects where an ink jet printer just won't do. Now I don't have to print, then drive to Staples to make laser copies. I'm very excited about that!

I've made a lot of stone coasters over the years using the technique where you apply a transfer medium, apply an image face down, let dry, then wet the paper & rub it away. But for this project I tried something new... SRTransfer Paper.

I searched the Graphics Fairy website for the perfect image. After finding what I liked, I cropped it, sized it to be 4" x 4", and printed it in reverse.

I gave the image a coat of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium.

I also added a coat of the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium to a 4" x 4" stone tile.

I then placed the image onto the stone tile with the printed side down. I set it aside and let it dry for several hours.

After 4 hours of drying time, I saturated the paper with water. I then laid a wet paper towel on the paper and let it sit for 15 minutes.

After the 15 minutes I peeled the paper off of the tile and it left the image.

I gave the farmhouse style coaster three coats of Dixie Belle Paint Company's sealer called Gator Hide. This makes the coasters water repellent and durable. I tested the coasters with both cold and hot drinks and they work great. I give the SRTransfer Paper a big thumbs up!

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  • Db Db on Dec 28, 2020

    Do you put this through your printer to get your image onto it? I don’t own the cricut machine

  • Jean Jean on Jan 28, 2021

    I have glossy

    tiles leftover from a bathroom project and they've failed to stick with the mod podge transfer medium and plain paper. Should I paint them with something matte first?

  • Gra55078605 Gra55078605 on Dec 28, 2021

    Do you have to reverse the image first so it doesn’t transfer the words backwards?

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  • Annie Annie on Dec 27, 2020

    These are so amazing to look at. Great job!

    Also loved the picture that you chose. Good eye.


    Annie

  • Roxxi Roxxi on Jan 13, 2022

    BRAVO !!! Adorable & cool.

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