coasters

DIY Sharpie Coasters

Make Sharpie Coasters using regular tile (not unglazed) from any home improvement store, rubbing alcohol, and a sealer.

To find the right type of sealer I had to go to the post this DIY is based on, and then read the comment section. The sealer the original author used is Watco brand Clear Lacquer. Some readers used Automotive Engine Clear Coat spray paint (VHT SP 145 engine enamel). The people who used Mod Podge were very unhappy.

The DIY Sharpie Coaster Tutorial can be found at the Sharpie Blog here.

The tutorial the DIY Sharpie Coasters is based on, is a DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters Tutorial by Artisan des Arts for The Crafted Life HERE. There are 199 comments about this DIY, and they are worth reading. 

What Else Can You Do with Alcohol Inks?

You can use alcohol inks on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, polymer clay and other slick surfaces.

Try these DIY Alcohol Ink Mug and Glasses - Tutorial at Babble here.

DIY Alcohol Ink Votives from Bitz & Giggles here.

DIY Alcohol Ink Recycled Bottles from Bliss Bloom Blog here.

For 4 different alcohol ink effects, check out another DIY Alcohol Ink Glass Ornaments Tutorial by Bliss Bloom Blog here.

DIY Spool Knit Knotted Coasters Tutorial from My Poppet.

An automatic cord knitting machine is used for these DIY knotted coasters, but links are provided for making handmade knitting spools and how to knit an icord.

What is spool or French knitting?

From Wikipedia:  Spool knitting, corking, French knitting or tomboy knitting is a form of knitting that uses a spool and a number of nails to produce a narrow tube of fabric, similar to i-cord. Spool knitting is a traditional way to teach children the basic principles of knitting.