Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY: Coasters.

I wish I could remember where I first saw this idea--
but all I know is that these DIY coasters have been stuck in my head ever since.
This is the third time I've made them--
I wanted to "perfect" this craft before I posted about it.

This craft is so unbelievably easy and cheap!
I made a set for a friends fairly new home, a Dave Matthews Band set,
and now the one I'm about to share with you!

Here are your supplies:
4 square ceramic tiles (Home Depot or Lowes)
1 piece of felt
photos/scrapbook paper
E6000 glue
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Acrylic finisher spray

Cut out four squares of paper, for this I chose scrapbook paper.
Make sure the tile is clean and apply your first layer of Mod Podge.
Place the scrapbook paper on top and be sure to smooth out any bubbles.
Once it dries, put on the top layers of Mod Podge.
I usually let the layer dry, then apply one or two more layers.
Make sure your Mod Podge is completely dry before you spray the finisher.
This will make your coasters waterproof and give a nice glossy shine to them.
I highly suggest doing this outside. It has a pretty strong smell that sticks around for a while.
I sit the coaters on wax paper (not any colored paper) because the coating tends to be a bit sticky and you don't want anything attaching to the coasters.

Let this dry for a few hours, overnight is best. Do NOT stack the coasters on top of each other until you are sure the finisher is completely dry--trust me, I made this mistake.

Cut out the felt squares and glue to the bottom using your E-6000 (or similar) glue.
And you're done!
These make great gifts--people can't even tell they're homemade!
You can really notice the glossy finish on this last picture. 
I've used them, dripped water on them, and they work perfect!


  1. This is so cute and creative, and you make it look super easy! xo


  2. cute katie! i totally want to make these!