Irish I Had A Drink Coasters

A few years back I found a t-shirt that read, "Irish I had a beer" and bought it for a St. Patty's Day remains one of my favorite t-shirts of all time.  :-) 

Fast forward to present day, I have these white, square tiles that I bought at Lowe's for $0.16 a piece a few weeks ago and I wanted to make some coasters for St. Patty's Day.  I have a ton of scrapbook paper, and I recently bought a Silhouette with money I won in a photo contest.  This is my first project using it.  It takes some getting used to, but I really love it.  

For the coasters, I decided on a generic "Irish I had a DRINK."  I thought it best, since sometimes I like to drink wine.  :-)  And, if you make these as a gift, it's always best to go generic.

I made a set of four coasters.  Two with designs, two without.  I cut out four different squares of scrapbook paper, mod podged the back of the paper and the top of the coaster and stuck it on.  Next, I put two coats of mod podge over all four coasters.  Then came the fun part with the Silhouette.  I found a free celtic font on  It was just perfect!

After I adhered the vinyl, I put MANY more coats of mod podge on.  I think it was about five more coats.  Once the weather gets nicer, I plan to spray them with a waterproof sealer.  I haven't decided whether I want to use felt on the bottom or cork.  But, either works just fine.  I use contact cement for that.


Jess said...

These are too cute. I love that little saying you used how perfect haha
x0 Jess

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

Carlee Rose said...

How fun is that! What a great gift.... or something to keep for yourself! I found you at TT&J Happy Friday!


Mindie Hilton said...

Great coasters! Please come link them up at my Go Green group linky and giveaway for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Now if I could just teach my kids to use coasters :)

Lisa Fliehman said...

LOVE. I also like the OLIVE U AlWAYS!! I love a play on words. Makes life fun!! I also like to read personalized licensed plates to figure them out.

Unknown said...

Just featured this in my Sunday Wrap-up! Woot, woot!! Thanks for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

Neat idea and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper