They are coasters made of bathroom tiles, cool scrap booking paper and modge podge. Adorable right? Well, without naming names here, the direction I got of the trusty interwebz said something to the effect of "no worries, modge podge totally dries into a varnish like finish and will be fine for this project." That's not really how it worked out....at all. The modge podge, despite the tiles being left for upwards of two week to dry, after giving the tiles 5 separate, thin coats that were each given two days to dry, of course, did not really dry. In fact the fourth set I made, but did not finish is now fused into one solid four tile lump that I cannot separate. Additionally testing in the real world of my MIL's set indicate that as soon as a drink is placed on said coasters, the varnish melts clean away leaving a nice lumpy surface, and ruined paper. Awesome!
File this project under: time-consuming, labor-intensive and unsuccesful. A true crafting disaster.
PS To those who did receive these ill conceived gifts already, call if you want a replacement. I have a pattern for some fabulous fingerless handwarmers to make it up to you.