Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Garden Brunch-DIY Matching Coasters & Planters...

I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the summer...Enough with this cold already! Here is something I did over the weekend that got me into the mood for those hot weather days to come. I want to show you how to make your own coasters and matching planters. This took no time to make and it was so fun to see it come together so beautifully (and quick)...I used Krylon Make it Stone textured spray paint to cover the plastic planter-this made it look like stone. (I've been using this stuff since my teens to cover almost everything in stone!) I used some mosaic tiles to make coasters and used the rest to adorn my pot! Visually it all ties in perfectly :) Perfect for those spring or summer brunches. 
Things you will need:

First, do not throw away those ugly plastic pots you purchase your plants in...yeah, those plastic green or terra cotta ones. Get a firm grip of your plant and gently tap and lift plant out of the container. Wash it and let it dry. In a well ventilated area, spray your pot on the bottom, let it dry then turn over and spray the top inner rim. It's a good idea to use a primer paint close to the color of the textured spray paint.  Also use a clear sealant after you are finished-this helps to seal and protect it longer.
 These 12x12 inch sheet of glass and stone tiles come in many beautiful colors.
If cut into 4x4 inch squares, you can make 9 coasters! How perfect... Trim all the excess white mesh with a scissor.

Trim your felt fabric 4x4 inches.  Using your hot glue gun, cover the felt with glue.  Try not to go too close to the edges.
It should fit perfectly, if not trim to size.

I only made 6 coasters, so the rest of tiles were saved for my planter...Depending on the size and diameter of your planter, you may need more or less.  I had a 4x12 inch piece left over but I cut a tiny strip off and wrapped it around the pot with the hot glue gun.
I suggest you cut your strip of tiles in a few parts to make it easier to wrap. Glob some glue on one area and secure, then glue the rest. Make sure your paint is dry first.
If you have a bigger pot than this, you can cut up the tiles and scatter. Just be creative with it. 6 coasters and a matching planter all for $8.99...not a bad deal.
 Pretty coasters. 

The mesh in between the tile pieces hardly shows.
You can tie raffia ribbon around the planter for a more finished Martha Stewart look (love her).


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  1. I loooove it!

    hugs from spain! I'm Rocio, from Sugar Taste! happy to say hello to you!

    (and, sorry for my english.) ;)

  2. Hello Rocio-Great english & thanks for the love...

  3. And I just happen to have some of these tiles. Can't wait to make a set for my patio. Another great idea. Just became your newest follower on GFC.
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  4. This is a cool idea and looks pretty easy, too! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  5. Will do Laurel, thanks- it is so easy!

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  7. Love this. I am definitely gonna do this. The plant, coasters, glasses and a bottle of wine will work as a great house warming gift for my friends. Thanks.

  8. great ideas for my budget.

  9. I'm definitely doing this anytime this week! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love everything done here. It’s like various ways to enjoy mosaic glass tiles.

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  11. I love this design. Probably this week, I’ll make my own creative styles using tiles with long-lasting flooring material existence from carpet temecula.

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