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 party...it 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 dafont.com. 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.