A few years ago, I made some coasters with 4.5 inch bathroom titles that you can buy at any home improvement store. Other than the two that were broken by the Little Monkey when he threw them across the room, they’ve held up pretty well. I had four of the tiles left, and lots of red washi tape. I’ve seen a wide variety of washi tape coasters, and I got to thinking that washi tape, plus my Silhouette Portrait, some vinyl and the bathroom tiles could make some festive Valentine’s Day coasters! I thought that I could do a reverse pattern to use up the remaining bits of glossy red vinyl that was left over from the Valentine’s Day canvases that I showed you last week.
When I rummaged around all of my washi tape, I collected the rolls of washi tape that were pink, red, and black. I ended up finding eight rolls! I had a bunch of chevron, polka dots and little heart patterns that I thought would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I randomly placed the washi tape on the tiles in rows, leaving a little bit of room at the top and the bottom, as I knew that the washi tape wouldn’t fit across the tiles exactly. Once the rows of tape were added, I folded over the extra onto the bottom of the tile, which made the pattern continue onto the edges of the coasters.
Once the four coasters had rows of tape, I opened up the Silhouette Studio, and measured out a square that would fit onto the tile. I placed a heart in the center of the square. I duplicated the pattern, and then planned on using both the heart and the square to make two different types of vinyl patterns.
After cutting out the vinyl, I very carefully weeded it, as I wanted to use both the positive and negative images. I used pieces of transfer tape to place the two hearts in the center of two of the coasters. I then used the negative image (the square) to place on the other two coasters. The project was completed in under an hour!
The coasters are sitting next to the Glittery Valentine’s Candles on our lazy susan. We’re definitely getting ready for Valentine’s Day around here!