They were easy, fun, and best of all - cheap to make. But, if you are my sister and are reading this, I obviously put all my heart and soul into them - so they are quite valuable. :-). AND they are CHEVRON! Which may take the cake and trump all other attributes of the project. In fact, these are the very first chevron anything I have in my home. A few days after I gave them to my sister, I did buy a chevron shirt - you can see it in my Christmas card picture here.
Anyway, since they were so fun, easy, etc. I made myself a green set, and my sister a blue set. I picked up some plain white tile at Menards for $16 cents a pop. I bought 12 total (6 for me, 6 for my sister). I wanted them to all be different so on some I used painters tape and made stripes (easy) and chevron stripes (harder). I also used a set of Martha Stewart stencils to make a few designs that way. I used Apple Barrel green paint and Folk Art blue paint. Check it out below.
I polka-dotted some with this nifty polka-dotter.
To finish them off I foam brushed on a quick layer of Minwax polyurethane. Make sure not to rub the foam brush on them too hard here. A light layer is what you need.
Here is the one and only problem with the project - on Thanksgiving when we were trying them out for the first time, someone left their glass on one for a long time- water pooled on the coaster, and when I went to wipe it off with a cloth, some of the paint came off with it. SO - I am going to try to mod-podge over them a few more times and see how they hold up that way. I promise I will update this post when I do.