Saturday, January 14, 2012

DYI Coasters

I love to do a craft and realize "Hey! That was so much simpler than I thought it was going to be!" and these coasters are definitely simple. These coasters are great for a couple of reasons. 1. They are super cheap to make. 2. You can be very diversified with it to match any decor in your house. 3. They would make excellent gifts.. Lets begin shall we?... Let me first apologize for the quality of my camera, it's on it's last leg and is taking pictures like a camera phone from 2002.


You will need: 

Square tiles from your local hardware store (4.25" X 4.25")
Scrapbook paper (1 sheet gives you 9 squares)
Mod Podge (I used Mod Podge Gloss)
Brush or sponge
Glue (I used Weldbond)
Clear Acrylic Sealer (not pictured)

1. Cut your scrapbook paper into squares. Depending upon what kind of edge you want to leave exposed I would recommend 3.75" x 3.75" or 4" x 4". 

2. Brush on a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile. Be generous now.... 

3. Center your paper on the tile. 

4. Turn your brush around and run it along the edges of the paper.This isn't a critical step but I just found that it helped give it a better bond and cleaner look. 

5. Mod Podge the top. I did two coats, you could do three but I wouldn't recommend only doing one. 
6. Once the second (or third) layer of Mod Podge dries take them into a well ventilated area, or outside and spray on the acrylic sealer. I did two layers of sealer sprayed on ten minutes apart. 

7. Once your sealer has dried completely cut your felt to totally cover the bottom. and glue it on. The felt is going to keep the tiles from scratching your surfaces so try to get it to cover as much as possible. Usually the tiles will have a raised pattern on the back and as long as it covers the pattern you won't scratch. 

Let the glue dry then flip it over and enjoy!

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Nap Time Crafters
Positively Splendid
The Grant life
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  1. Love these! I've seen several similar tutes and I really want to make some...great choice of papers! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays! Hope you'll be back tomorrow!

    1. Thanks Amy! The great thing about these is that you can use pretty much anything as a paper choice. Let me know how yours turn out. We'll be linking up again soon!

  2. I love DIY coasters! I tried these for Christmas gifts and they flopped :( I need to try again.. yours are fabulous!

    Thank you for linking up to Financial Friday.. you were featured! Check it out tomorrow :)

    1. Thanks Kelley! I'm sorry yours didn't turn out well, but that usually happens with me on the first try with tons of stuff. I wanna know if your second batch turns out okay. Thanks for featuring us!! Emily and I are super excited!! I'm going to stop by The Grant Life today and write a blog post about it. Thanks for supporting us!!


Happy Crafting!

Megan@ Whimsically Homemade