I stopped off at Lowe’s to check out their mis-tints and didn’t find anything, but I did find these pretty blue tiles. There were only 5 of them so I snatched them up for .o6 cents each. It’s really weird going through the check out with only .30 cents worth of merchandise.

I cut out some vinyl, using my Cricut, to add to the tiles. I picked an all season theme so I could use them year round.

Once I had the placement right I peeled off the backing and secured them to the tiles.

Since I had 5, I added a little bird to one of the branches. I know 5 is an odd number, but in my home one is bound to get broke. Then I’ll have the usual 4.

I had these bumpers in my junk drawer.

So I applied them to the bottom of the tiles to prevent scratching any surface they might be used on.

I think they turned out pretty cute. 

Don’t you?

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

the cape on the corner August 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

loving it. great job! makes me wish for a cricut, but i fear i wouldn’t know what to do with it. this would be one to try!

Beth August 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

Thats adorable! I need to get a cricut!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage August 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

Too cute!! Love them!

Stella August 23, 2010 at 10:14 am

What a clever idea. Love the blue. Do you put any kind of a protective coating on them?

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Whitney August 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I love them I want ot make some now :)

Sheri August 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Wow! So gorgeous!!!!

Cecily August 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

That is just awesome. Love the coasters and the images you put on them. Very cool.

C Roecker August 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I am going to be on the look out for a similar deal and when I find one…I can’t wait!

Kansasa Amy August 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Those are adorable! You are just so darn creative!

Jen August 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Incredible! IHeart these, I think I totally need a Cricut! :)

xoxo,
Jen

Jessa (Holiday-Haven) August 24, 2010 at 12:26 am

Very adorable! One to remember.

Kara August 24, 2010 at 6:28 am

So cute!!! Love them!

Sourkraut August 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

These are so sweet and a great bargain! Spotted your link at All Thingz Related.

Cristan August 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm

They turned out WAY cute! Great job! :D

Jennifer Juniper August 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

These are really cute – love the bird :)

Traci August 25, 2010 at 9:14 am

I need to make these for my friend Christmas presents.

Robin @ Chris & Robin's Nest August 25, 2010 at 9:59 am

Great job! What a cute idea. We need some new coasters, but so many of the store-bought ones are boring and/or ugly. Now I think I’ll just make my own – thanks for the inspiration!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking August 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

SUPER cute! Great idea :)

decorating diva August 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

so cute! love the color of the tiles and your vinyl cut outs are adorable! i gotta get me a cricut!

Swing Time Designs August 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Really cool idea. I love them.

Swing Time Designs August 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Great idea. Love them!

Amy August 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I love them! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House August 26, 2010 at 7:06 am

Leanne these are adorable! What a great idea — they would make a great gift, too! :)

Saraccino August 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

So cute! I definitely need a cricut… but they are so expensive *sniff*

Karen Foster August 27, 2010 at 5:55 am

These are so cute! I am not very artistic, but I really want to try these. Thanks!

Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze August 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

Georgeous. There is no way I could have left Lowe’s with only 0.30 of stuff, but you spent yours well. These would be great hostess gifts.

Allison August 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

How cute. Love the little bird!

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Deah August 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm

OK, love love love these coasters! So cheap and adorable. You have the best ideas, you are so talented.

Angelique August 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Gorgeous!!!!

Your coasters are stunning!!!

Cheryl August 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Cute coasters. Love the blue color. Where did you get the bumpers? Can they be found at Lowe’s as well?

Liz@HoosierHomemade August 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

You know I love your work! This project is one of my all time favorites! They would make awesome Christmas presents too!
Thanks for linking up to Blog Party, and being so faithful.
~Liz

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We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

Michmashed August 31, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I love your site! Very elegant and resourceful!

Meli September 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

So cute! I have a Silhouette machine (similar to the Cricut). I need to keep an eye out for pretty tiles now!

Lorie September 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

They look amazing! And I love the color of the tile! We have 5 in our family, so I don’t think 5 is an odd number to have at all!

Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

Rita Barakat September 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm

This is such a great idea! Love it!

Ashley @ A Midwestern Mrs. September 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Those are adorable, and you’re right, perfect for any season!

Sharyl@The little brown house September 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Those are so cute! I have some tiles just like that but white and was thinking of doing something similar as Christmas gifts – I love the idea of vinyl. Of course, once I add a Cricut to the mix the gift cost goes up a little bit….

Christy September 23, 2010 at 5:01 am

Adorable! One more thing to add to my list of “things to look for” at Lowes and Home Depot!

Ashley September 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

Very cute! We need some new coasters in our house, so I think I’ll try this out.

Carla September 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Oooo . . . now I love this! Ingenious. I will be definitely be “borrowing” your idea ;o). Thanks so much for sharing.

melissa*320 sycamore September 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

I want a cricut now! Adorable.

Brittany @ lovestitched September 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

these turned out beautiful! and what a great gift idea with the holidays coming up :)

Kate September 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

I love these! I saw these tiles on clearance, but I had only ever used the stone-type tiles for coasters in the past…I’ll have to go back and see if they’re still there! Here from CSI!

Amanda @ Serenity Now September 30, 2010 at 6:17 am

LOVE these!!! So, so pretty!! Stopping by as this week’s CSI Judge. :)

Virginia September 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

This is such a great idea! And they turned out so pretty!

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