My Modge Podge coasters from a prior post didn’t pass the usage test… and that was with me painstakingly waiting the full month for curing! Room temperature drinks were fine, but anything hot or cold would stick to the coaster, setting the stage for some dicey situations and leaving marks behind on the coaster surfaces. My fiber friends (who took the brunt of the testing period) were exceedingly polite about it, but the coasters simply just didn’t function well for their intended purpose.
I bought some other tiles for dirt cheap at the same time that had some residual glue on them from stickers past. A little acetone quickly took care of the glue. They are pretty as they are, rustic, and best of all, absorbent. I think they are possibly concrete tiles if such a thing exists. The bottoms are molded but the tops have a stone appearance. Very pretty.
I slapped some cork sheeting on the bottom (middle left) and just need to wait another 24 hours before I use them.
They are spare and uncomplicated, but I think my fiber friends will very much appreciate how much better they function.