DIY Tile Coasters

by Emily on January 26, 2012

Thank goodness for another Pinterest DIY find!  I was looking for the “fun” activity for our Annual Spa Day, that Andrea mentioned earlier this year, and thought all the girls would like to give this one a test run.  We made DIY Tile Coasters…and you can’t tell this crowd that DIY isn’t fun!  I like how much mine turned out that I’ve made a couple more sets to give as gifts!

Supplies:

Square Tiles = $0.16 each at Home Depot/Lowe’s

Scrapbook Paper & Stickers

Felt (I got the one with adhesive backing to save a step)

Mod Podge with foam brush

Clear Spray Coating

Step #1:  Apply the felt squares to the bottom of the tiles so that you aren’t scratching your furniture.  I purchased the felt with the adhesive backing to save the step of applying glue/adhesives and waiting to dry.  They stuck really well when applied so I hope they’ll last.  If not, you can always re-glue later.

Step #2:  Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile and then carefully lay your paper on top.  It’s a good idea to immediately smooth it down and work on the edges so that you don’t get a ribboning effect with bubbles.

Step #3:  Once the paper is in place, then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge directly overtop of the paper.  You can see below that there is a slight streaking if you put too much on.  It will generally dry and even out with the additional layers.

Step #4:  Apply at least 2 more coats of Mod Podge over-top and wait for it all to dry.

Step #5:  Spray a thin coating of clear spray over the tiles to give it a beautiful glossy look!  I did 2 coats of the spray then waiting several days for them to air out and clear the pungent smell.

Step #6:  Prepare for delivery!  A great gift for a host/hostess or housewarming gift!

There are some wonderful tiles on Pinterest that provided my inspiration!

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