DIY Tile Coasters


Adorable CUSTOMIZED DIY tile coasters! I chose to use glass tiles because I wanted an elegant look for my coasters but you can use whatever kind of tile you prefer. Ceramic looks nice as well.

Things You Will Need:

Tiles (Home Depot, Lowe’s)
Scrapbook Paper (Michael’s)
Clear Sealant (Karlon brand from Michael’s)
Adhesive Felt Tabs
Exacto Knife
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Ruler

Step 1:

Measure your scrapbook paper to fit the top of your tile. I am making four coasters so I cut out four squares.

Step 2:

Brush the Mod Podge onto the tile. Make sure you cover the edges well. Quickly get your pre-measured scrapbook paper and adhere it to the tile. Press it down hard and run your fingers across the edges and corners to make sure the ends aren’t sticking up. Let this one sit for a few minutes until it dries.

Step 3:

Brush some more of the Mod Podge over top of the scrapbook paper. When you first layer it on it will be white but I promise it will dry clear. Make sure you get the glue along the edges and corners as well. Repeat this step at least 2 more times. Once it dries take your tile outside and spray the sealant on it. Let that sit for 5-10 minutes.

*Repeat steps 1-3 for the other tiles

Step 4:

Adhere your felt tabs to each corner on the bottom of the tile.

TaDaaa! Customized coasters! Thanks for visiting!

These tiles will be available on my Etsy page if you are interested in purchasing a set. 🙂

Happy tiling!

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24 thoughts on “DIY Tile Coasters

    • You can absolutely replace the craft paper with photographs! If you do decide to do this, make sure it is on high quality paper so that it doesn’t rip from brushing on the glue.

  1. Oh My Gosh! I love this. Back when I had a home, I had these awesome coasters that I picked up in New Orleans…. I think they were of the ceramic variety, but man, they were AWESOME! I’m going to play with making some when I find my new home. Thanks. 🙂

      • I will send some photos when I make some… in fact, if I make some, it means I have money to buy the supplies and a home in which to use them… so, I will probably write a post about them. 🙂

  2. Hey there! I love making these coasters, however for some reason even after letting my top acrylic layer dry for days once I stack my coasters on top of each other I have an issue with the felt on the bottom peeling parts of my coasters. I am making these as a wedding gift and want them to be nice quality. Any suggestions on how to make it so they won’t peel?

    • Do you finish your coasters with a sealant? Or do you just add another layer of Mod Podge? I always use a waterproof sealant. It dries completely within an hour or so and I haven’t had any problems with the sealant or image peeling.

      • I used quite a few coats of Tree House Studio “Clear Acrylic High Glass Coating” It says its water proof. It didn’t peel my photo just some of the top layer causing it to not have a completely glossy look across the coaster.

      • Try a spray sealant. You can find it in the spray paint section in craft stores. That might help.

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  4. Hi!

    Love your blog!

    I have been unable to locate clear glass tile!! I searched Home Depot and Lowes without success. Would you have any suggestions for finding them?

    Thank you!

    • I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen clear class tile. I use white tile for my mine and it always look nice with the images. If you’re dead set on clear, try amazon.com or something along those lines. I’m really not sure where you could look locally if stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot don’t have them.

      Thanks a bunch! I’m glad you like my blog 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know!

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