Sunday, April 14, 2013

DIY Tile Coasters

I had seen DIY coasters on Pinterest.  There were many different tutorials with mostly the same materials.  We love Nashville and visiting Nashville.  So, on our recent trip there over spring break I picked up some brochures with pictures of places we like when we are there.  I thought maybe I could use these for the coasters.

Here is what you need:
Tiles - I bought 6 white ones at Home Depot for .13 cents each
Paper - I used brochures.  You could use scrapbook paper, maps, book pages...
Modge Podge - I used matte because I already had it
Sealer - I already had a spray acrylic sealer which I used
Backing - I used shelf liner paper but some showed using felt also (in which case you would need hot glue or something for the felt)

Here is the tile I started with.  They were 4X4 white tiles.  I wiped them with a rag before starting to make sure they were clean and everything would adhere to them well.

I started with these brochures which I cut down to 3.5" by 3.5" so there would be a bit of the tile still showing.

These are the squares I ended up with to put on the tiles.

I put a layer of modge podge on the tile and stuck the paper to it.  I let it dry for a few minutes as I stuck the paper to the other tiles.  Then I went back and put a layers of modge podge over the top, letting it dry between each coat.  I brushed the coats both horizontal and vertical to make sure everything was covered really well.

I used modge podge again to stick the shelf liner to the back of the coaster so it wouldn't slide or damage the wood.  I just brushed it on, stuck the shelf liner on, then flipped the tile back over to help weigh it down to stick.

I took the coasters outside and used these sealer over the top.  Again, I put a few coats and let it dry in between coats.

These are the finished coasters.  I have 6 different ones with different attractions we visit while in Nashville.  I am really happy with how they turned out and it was a really easy project!


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1 comment:

  1. Super cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Pretty Things link party this week! Hope to see you again for another great party :)

    xo, Tanya