Tile Coasters

Monday, July 4, 2011

I made a bunch of these tile coasters for Christmas gifts last year. They were so nice to have on hand for gifts that I just made another batch!  I also gave some in the Handmade Gift Exchange.

Start with some basic tile about 3-4"wide.   I got mine at Lowes for $0.34 each.  The color doesn't matter since they'll be covered up, but I do look for some that have a smooth top.

Cut Paper to size to fit the top of the tile.  I use whatever fun scrapbook papers I like and coordinate colors to make a set of coasters.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the tile.
Set the paper square on top of the wet Mod Podge.
Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper to seal it to the tile.
Allow time for the Mod Podge to dry.  It goes on white but dries clear.
After the top coat of Mod Podge is dry,  spray them with a clear sealer so the moister from glasses won't make the paper bubble.
Here's the sealer I use:
Cut squares out of foam paper to back the tiles so they won't scratch tables. I cut the squares slightly smaller than the tile.
I use Mod Podge to apply the foam to the backs as well.

Here it is! The finished coaster.

Here are some examples of some coordinating sets that I've made:

1 comment

  1. I love them! Found you through the gift exchange link up. Have a wonderful day!


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