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DIY Ceramic Tile Coasters

Coasters.  We all have them.  We all need them.  Amiright?  This little craft project is something that I saw on Pinterest many years ago, and it has been one of my favorite crafts ever – DIY Ceramic Tile Coasters.  In fact, I actually chose this adorable little craft as my very first blog post ever.  I’ve come a long way since then!

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

I mentioned in the original post that my daughter had broken a few of my first set and that I was needing to make more.  Well, here I am, nearly two years later, and I’ve finally made some more.

They are so easy to make, are super functional (assuming your toddler doesn’t get their hands on them), so cute, and they make great gifts.  What else could you ask for?

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DIY Ceramic Tile Coasters

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Glossy White Ceramic Tiles 4.25″
  2. Tacky Glue (or fabric glue)
  3. Crafting Felt
  4. Mod Podge, Gloss Finish
  5. Patterned scrapbook paper
  6. Scissors
  7. Foam Brush
  8. Clear Acrylic Spray Paint

 

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

Step 1 – Cut 

First, cut the felt into 4″ squares.  Then, using the tacky glue, stick them onto the back of the tiles.  This provides some cushion for the bottom of them.

Next, cut the scrapbook paper into 3.75″ (or 4″) squares.  The tiles are 4.25″.  So, if you want a little more tile border showing, then cut 3.75″ squares.  For this set, I used 4″ squares.  For the original set, I used 3.75″ squares.  (I simply marked off my square on the back of the paper.  Then cut.)

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?! These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

Step 2 – Glue

Using the sponge brush paint one layer of Mod Podge onto the top of the tile, then apply one scrapbook square to the tile.  (Make sure you get the entire square of paper smoothed out and glued down.  If it doesn’t all adhere properly, you will end up with bubbles during the next step.)  Let dry.

Then, using the sponge brush, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the whole top side of the tile.  Let dry for approximately 15 minutes, then repeat two or three more times.  (You will want to do all layers of Mod Podge back to back so that the glue on your sponge doesn’t dry.)

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

Step 3 – Seal

After applying Mod Podge, I let mine dry overnight.  Once completely dry, take them outside and spray a layer of acrylic sealer over them to make them waterproof.  (You really want to do this outside because the fumes are pretty strong.  I did it in my garage to prevent dirt and leaves from blowing on to them.)

For best results, they really need time to cure.  I did not try using (or stacking) mine for about 1.5 – 2 weeks.  After that, they should be good to go.  (You really want to make sure the acrylic sealant has set and is not tacky.)

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

And that’s it!  These are a great way to personalize something that we all use and match it to your own decor.  You could make them all different, as I did, or make an identical set.  It’s totally up to you!

These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?! These adorable DIY ceramic tile coasters are so easy to make, you won't believe it! They are totally functional, completely adorable, AND they make fabulous inexpensive gifts. What more could you as for?!

Have fun!

 

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8 Comments

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I have a feeling these won’t get to be used much until the little one is a bit older. 😉 I do like the new look, though. I love being able to match them with my decor!

    1. Thank you so much! They are definitely easy to make, and I love being able to pick out whatever design I want for them. 🙂 So much fun! Thanks for taking a look!

  1. I’ve been meaning to make these for the last year. I love that you chose different paper for each but they all co-ordinate. Why did I think that they all need to be the same? Great gift!

    1. You should definitely make some! It truly is one of my favorite crafts. And I think mismatched, but coordinating paper is so much more fun. 🙂 Thanks so much for looking!

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