Monday, October 22, 2012

Mod Podge Tile Coasters

For my Pinterest project this week i have made Mod Podge Tile coasters. They turned out great and will make fantastic DIY Christmas gifts

I have had these tile coasters pinned for awhile now. The pin I had is from Light Refreshments Served Pinterest Source but it seems like it isn't a real website. I searched for a good hour to find an original source with no luck. If you know give me a heads up and I will change the link.


  • 4 - 4x4 ceramic tiles $0.16 at Home Depot
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Felt
  • Glue gun
  • Clear lacquer
  • Scissors
  • Square stencil - optional

Am I the only one who forgets to take pictures of all the supplies. I did not end up using the corner punch for my tiles.
I traced my paper squares with a stencil, which made them a bit smaller than then the coasters but I liked the way it looked. The size I used I could easily get 8 or so squares out of a standard 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper.
I wiped off my tile before using, luckily I have baby wipes on hand. Worked like a charm.
Paint a coating of Mod Podge on the tile.
Lay your paper square down on the tile and wet Mod Podge. Paint another layer of Mod Podge. I find even strokes work best, going from one side to the next. Sometimes I have to make shorter strokes starting on the paper out toward the ceramic edges to smooth out the Mod Podge. Let you first coat dry.
Paint a second coat of Mod Podge and let dry. In the picture below the one on the left is dry from the second coat and the one on the left is still a little milky from the second coat.
The first set of coasters went so smoothly that I ended up making 16 coasters total!
After you let the second coat dry completely, you are ready to coat them with your clear coat. I used a clear spray lacquer I had on hand that is water proof.
I sprayed two coats and let them dry. While they were drying I made the small felt squares to glue to the bottom.
Super easy, cut a strip and then cut into small squares. Hot glue into each corner.
Easiest coasters ever. Don't be surprised if you get a set for Christmas from me. :)
Action shot.



  1. What a neat and fun idea! You're right, it does make a great gift ^^ Thanks a lot for sharing this xx

  2. This sounds weird but I love coasters; there's something so homey about having them and you can get some really great designs. I never thought of making my own, however, and now I really want to give this a shot!

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  3. This is really great, I might have to try these!

  4. I really need to get my Mod Podge on! I've never used that stuff and now I'm dying to! These look awesome and they'd be great to give as little Christmas gifts! My in-laws just built a new beach house and I'm thinking I might whip a few nautical themed ones of these up! Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. What a great idea! And I have a bunch of leftover scrapbook paper lying around...I should probably get on this, haha.

    Miss Jo and Co.

  6. What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would stop on by my blog and return the favor!


  7. Perfect!

    And the action shot is a must too !!

    They would make great gifts as well.

  8. What a great gift idea! So simple but yet so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. OH I love these and I love them even more as a gift idea...

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  10. Those are gorgeous. I love the colors and the "lacy" look.

  11. These are great - the possibilities are endless. Joining from Shine on Fridays -

  12. These are great! They could match any room! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday!

  13. I need to finally sit down and make these! Yours turned out great :o)

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  14. Those turned out super cute and I love the idea as a gift!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. Hi,

    These are so cute and I love the paper you have used.

    I made a whole bunch of them for Xmas gifts, however, when placing a hot coffee cup on them the Modge Podge is melting and leaving a ring. I have tried different sprays, including one that was designed for car engines to coat them but the modge podge continues to melt underneath.

    Is anyone else having this problem? Has anyone found a solution or should I just tell my friends and family that they are for cold drinks only. :(

    - Kate


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