This is not a new idea but I just recently jumped on the bandwagon. (In fact, I’ve been wanting to make these ever since it was an activity at one of our Girls’ Night Out that I had to miss during law school.) With a simple ceramic tile from Home Depot – I paid about 19 cents per tile – you can create a fun, personalized coaster set. To adopt an old cliche, the only limitation is your imagination!
- 4-6 tiles per set
- Scrapbook paper, photos, newspaper clippings, other mediums for design – I have only used scrapbook paper so far but I intend on using other mediums as well. Family photos would be great for Christmas gifts. I just find that the scrapbook store has so many beautiful prints that I just can’t resist!
- Mod Podge
First, measure your tile and cut your scrapbook paper just short of the measurements.
Second, coat the whole thing in Mod Podge. I used the glossy mix on these coasters. Also, don’t use newspaper to protect your counters. Just trust me on that.
(Optional step: If you want to add a little color to the edges like I did below, just brush on a little craft paint. You can buy colored tiles but the options are limited.)
Third, add some more coats of Mod Podge. I end up putting on about 5 coats.
Fourth, cut a piece of felt to the size of the tile and hot glue it to the bottom of the tile. (Not quite sure why I don’t have a picture of this step but it’s probably better you don’t see me wielding a hot glue gun anyway.)
Fifth, let dry and wrap!
Advise the gift recipient not to use the coaster for hot beverages for about 25 days after you finished your last coat of Mod Podge. Word is that they will melt.
Have you ever made these tile coasters?
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